An Essay on the Neverlasting Hills

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title An Essay on the Neverlasting Hills
Description "Diversion tactics prevent flooding in Mt. Pleasant," headling told us in the Pyramid of June 9.: Fast action by city crews and an on-the-spot decision by Councilman Allen Shelley prevented major flooding from Twin Creek last week. The problem began on Friday May 27 when debris washed down by the runoff created a blockage near Pine Creek Ranch and began to back up. Water from both Cedar Creek and Twin Creek began rising creating an additional threat downstream, and Councilman Shelley whose experience with irrigation companies gave him background with water control, foresaw an impending crisis and authorized immediate action. On May 31 the Spring City Road where Cedar Creek crosses was cut and a new culvert installed and the old Cedar Creek channel was reopened to divert water from the Spring City Road into an old channel by Paul Peel's. 'Peel's home was not in the path of the water,' Shelley said, 'only some of his fields were affected by this action.' On June 1 crews started opening up an old mountain ditch in Twin Creek to divert water into Cedar Creek and closed off the diversion from Cedar Creek into Twin Creek allowing swollen Twin Creek some relief. 'Almost as soon as we diverted some of the water from Twin Creek into Cedar Creek the runoff increased and there was still a lot of water, almost as much as we diverted ling it back up again,' the councilman said On June 2 the diversion ditch was completed and culverts were installed. At this time about one third of Twin Creek was being diverted into the Cedar Creek channel. Trash came down and plugged culverts on June 4 almost washing them out, and crews had to -46-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323014
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