(Salt Lake Tribune) Kane County Looking to Dam the Virgin River in Latest Major Project

November 30, 2020; by Brian Maffley, Salt Lake Tribune

“After spending tens of millions on water development projects, Kane County water officials are looking to spend millions more, mostly from federal sources, in their latest plan to dam the Virgin River upstream of Zion National Park for the benefit of alfalfa growers…”

Read the entire article here: https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/11/30/kane-county-looking-dam/

Photo credit: (Photo courtesy of Natural Resources Conservation Service) This basin in Utah’s Long Valley near Orderville would be inundated by a proposed dam on a Virgin River tributary to impound water for alfalfa growers. The irrigated field on the right is just below where the earthen dam would be built.