Vote allows canal companies to join forces

Vote allows canal companies to join forces

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SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) -- Two water canal companies in northern Utah will join forces on a $25 million rehabilitation project.

On Monday, shareholders with the Logan and Northern Irrigation Company voted in favor of working with the Logan, Hyde Park and Smithfield Canal Company. That company approved a similar agreement earlier this month.

A new nonprofit organization, the Cache Highline Water Association, will be formed and will represent the two groups.

On July 11 a mudslide killed a mother and her two children in their Logan home. The Logan Northern Canal broke during the slide, prompting discussions about how to manage the waterways. The canal that ruptured is managed by the Logan and Northern Irrigation Co.

The rehabilitation project will allow some parts of the canal system to be enlarged and expanded.

Information from: The Herald Journal

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