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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 sandbag and fill them in. Saturday (June 4) the streamflow was reduced so some water was returned to the original stream. Finally Sunday, crews on backhoes began making the ditch bigger to handle greater flow in case the canyon ditch would break or water would increase to more than the ditch could handle. The full project was completed on Tuesday (June 7), and while minor sandbagging is still taking place (June 9) and the creeks watched on a 24-hour basis, everything seems secure. Mayor Amoir Deuel expressed her gratitude to all that worked preventing flooding of the city. 'Some people were not happy about (Mr. Shelley's) decision,' she said, 'but I feel that on the whole the most healthy decision was made.' Similar diversionary measures were taken in Ephraim, Manti, and in Gunnison, although the latter had some extra-ordinary problems arising out of the Mayfield disaster, with drinking water supplies, with sewage backing-up, and with the necessity of shoring up the spillway of the dam holding the Gunnison Reservoir water. Nearly all communities in Sanpete, as a matter of fact, experienced greater or lesser problems with culinary water. Marian Lee wrote for the Messenger-Enterprise on June 2 that "Ephraim implements emergency planning." The city council in Ephraim plotted a diversion channel at the south end of town which they hoped would take care of the "gigantic flow" expected. Wrote Mrs. Lee: The diversion channel, which begins at the lower big divider at the mouth of the (Ephraim) canyon, will cross ditches 15 and 16 and continue west across 3rd East on the Canyon Road. The water will be directed into the gravel pits west of Canyon Road and be carried to the highway where it will cross between the -47-
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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 323015
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323015