Environews: Alternative to Lake Powell Pipeline

By Amy Brunvand

– By Amy Brunvand

Alternative to Lake Powell Pipeline

Washington County needs water, but not as much as Lake Powell Pipeline advocates claim. A 2015 audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources found that the proposal for a $2.4 billion pipeline is based on faulty data. Using better numbers, Western Resource Advocates have developed a “local waters alternative” to meet projected water needs. The plan shows how better conservation efforts make the expensive, environmentally damaging Lake Powell Pipeline completely unnecessary.

Local Waters Alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline: westernresourceadvocates.org/projects/lake-powell-pipeline/


More April 2016 Environews:

Utah Legislature, 2016 Environmental Round Up

The 2016 General Session of the Utah Legislature ended on March 10. A few good bills passed, but, mostly, environmental causes suffered

Great Salt Lake dustbowl?

A new report by researchers at Utah State University says that proposed development of the Bear River could turn the Great Salt Lake into an environmental catastrophe like the Aral Sea or Owens Lake

Growing citizen opposition to Public Lands Initiative

On March 2, the Utah Wilderness Coalition staged a people’s hearing on Congressman Rob Bishop’s (R-UT-1) Public Lands Initiative (PLI), giving a voice to people who were excluded from the official process since PLI hearings were never held on the Wasatch Front where more than 90% of Utah’s population lives

Collaboration is the answer to public lands issues

In March, the Wallace Stegner Center released a fourth report analyzing the transfer of public lands idea, which has this to say: “Respectful dialogue, collaborative relationships, adequate agency funding, and locally supported land exchanges can address many of the problems responsible for frustration over public land management, especially if coupled with programs to help rural communities transition to a more sustainable future


This article was originally published on April 5, 2016.