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Official recommends combining Cache Valley canals

Official recommends combining Cache Valley canals



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A canal official is recommending that Cache Valley's upper canal be combined with the damaged Logan Northern Canal, which broke during a mudslide earlier this month that killed three people in their home.

Keith Meikle, who heads the Logan, Hyde Park, and Smithfield Canal Co., says he thinks the upper canal, which flows out of Logan Canyon, should be strengthened to increase its capacity.

The water from the Logan Northern Canal, which broke in the July 11 slide that killed a mother and her two children, could be diverted into the upper canal, possibly along with water from the Twin Canal, the lowest of the three waterways.

Meikle says the canals were almost combined in the 1950s but the idea was dropped.

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Information from: The Herald Journal

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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