Lake Powell Pipeline Receives Approval for Environmental Studies

On Thursday, Feb 12, 2009, Eric Millis,  Deputy Director of the Utah State Division of Water Resources, announced that the Lake Powell Pipeline project had received federal approval for the agency’s environmental and cultural study plans.

The pipeline is, as ever, controversial.  One part of the controversy is why the  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., is the oversight arm on this project. Other aspects of the controversy are cost, need for the project and water availability.

For now the process begins of notifying the affected landowners about the parameters of the studies, as well as seeking access. Millis stated this part of the approval process should take about a year.

The proposed pipeline would stretch 138 miles from Lake Powell, just up lake from Glen Canyon  Dam, across Kane County, into Arizona, then to Sand Hollow Reservoir in Washington County. From there an additional  38 miles of pipeline would carry water to the Cedar City area in Iron County.  Delivering @ 100,000 acre feet of water a year from the Utah Colorado River allocation to Washington, Iron and Kane counties.

For more information on the Lake Powell Pipeline:

Real Estate and the Lake Powell Pipeline Part 1

Real Estate and the Lake Powell Pipeline Part 2

Real Estate and the Lake Powell Pipeline Part 3

Real Estate and the Lake Powell Pipeline Part 4

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Heather Rankin is a Realtor specializing in the Lake Powell areas of Page, AZ, and Greenehaven, AZ, 86040 as well as Big Water, UT, 84741 including new home sales at Indigo Ridge and Toroweap Townhomes in Page.

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