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Bush Signs Four Bills Affecting Utah Water, Land

Bush Signs Four Bills Affecting Utah Water, Land

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- President Bush has signed four bills affecting Utah water, land, rivers and wilderness.

One bill allows the Central Utah Project to divert water intended for rural Utah and Juab counties to urban Salt Lake County instead.

Another creates a Gunn McKay Nature Preserve in Huntsville to honor the late Utah congressman.

Bush also extended construction deadlines for fish passages on the Colorado and San Juan rivers. Those projects have been slowed by litigation.

Bush signed yet another bill to alter boundaries of a Mount Nebo wilderness area. That gives water companies the ability to repair water lines and springs there.

(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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