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
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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 of flooded basements. Considering the volume of water we've had to handle, and the sustained period over which we had to handle it, we've come out pretty well." Quoting again from the Messenger-Enterprise out of Pat Mellor's report: Mudslides took out two of the three springs providing Sterling's culinary water supply, and residents were asked to use the remaining water sparingly and to boil water before using it. Six-Mile Creek changed course several hundred yards before it enters a culvert to pass beneath Highway 89 just north of Sterling. The resulting backup of debris caused the ravine east of the highway to fill and flood alfalfa fields with layers of sand and silt. The Six-Mile water backed almost to the residence of Lee Christensen, whose home sits on a knoll in the bottom of the ravine to the east of the highway. Under the headline that "Keeping Gunnison Reservoir under control grave problem" Bruce Jennings wrote in the Messenger-Enterprise that there was: Too much water. That is this week's problem at the Gunnison Reservoir. The gates at the impoundment are now wide open and the overflow tunnel at the west side of the dam is also carrying all the water it can. But more water is now entering the reser-voir than is leaving, and as a consequence the water level is gradually approaching the top of the dam. There was some discussion among officials on how to avert a spill of water over the top of the dam. Pumps were recommended, as was a proposal to install a large cul-vert on the east side of the dam to "provide an escape for -50-
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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 323018
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