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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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323075
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2

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Title An Essay on the Neverlasting Hills
Description in Sanpete. The human workers who tried to undo the job done by the muskrats merely made an opening at the north end of the reservoir to allow whatever overflow might develop to escape. Presumably the busy muskrats departed for elsewhere at the sight and sound of a bulldozer roaring and the slap of a number of sandbags in strategic places. Anyway, they left, but for where, one can only guess. Watch your dammed dikes. "We got some publicity on Channel 2 TV and a spot in the Deseret News." said T. J. Rees, Secretary of the Wales Irrigation Company, "but as news, it wasn't worth it." At Fountain Green some early problems with basement floods occurred in April. Although not usually bothered by such things, the southwest corner of Fountain Green does normally have a somewhat higher water table than most Sanpete communities. However, this year the heavier than usual precipitation provided enough extra surface water to the water table to flood a number of Fountain Green base-ments, according to Jessie Oldroyd. There was also some floodwater out of Pole Canyon, said Jessie, that washed over some fields and roads. This water is still visible in places in late July. In general, however, the use of pumps kept the experience in Fountain Green to a minimum, A pattern of basement flooding and backing-up of sewers was noticeable not only in Fountain Green, but also in Chester, Fayette, and in Mount Pleasant. Among the most threatened communities in the flood problems which arose in the spring concerned the towns of Fairview and Mayfield. Betty Ramsey told about it where Fairview is concerned in an article published in the Mount Pleasant Pyramid of June 2, 1985, under the headline, "Flood threat forces evacuation.": Residents of Fairview, a community of about 1,000 were evacuated from their homes Monday night (May 30) when a massive slide of mud and debris slipped into the already bulging Cottonwood Creek up Fairview Canyon and threatened to back up and cause flooding. The evacuation order came to an ordinarily quiet community already battling a raging river that -43-
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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 323011
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323011