Canals will always pose risks, panel warned

Outlet: The Salt Lake Tribune

September 30, 2009

Even with the best intentions, the companies and cities that own canals cannot fix them so they never would fail, because neighbors, developers, rodents or trees could destabilize them, a state official warned Tuesday.
And even if all the risky spots along Utah’s 6,600 miles of irrigation canals were identified, that’s not necessarily where hey would collapse, said Dennis Strong, director of the Utah Division of Water Resources…

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