Sunday, April 26, 2015

Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Make Peace in Ogden Valley Water War

In the interest of kicking off a bit of possible WCF discussion this morning, we'll highlight this morning's Standard-Examiner editorial, calling for a "truce" in a percipient "water war" which has been  brewing in Ogden Valley over the course of the past year:
For the benefit of those who haven't been following this story, we'll provide these background stories and letters to the editor, just to add some historical perspective into what's fast developing into what we'll label the "Ogden Valley Water War":
This morning's editorial advocates the following proposed solution: 
We think for the sake of the entire valley, a compromise should be reached that involves a direct transfer of water from Pineview to Powder Mountain. Yes, we are talking about a pipeline. But that doesn’t mean Summit should bear all the responsibility of paying for such a pipeline.
If Jones decides to grant the well application, it should be done on a temporary basis so that all the stakeholders could be brought together to discuss a central water distribution system that serves everyone. Forming a compact, similar to the states using Colorado River water may be the best solution, with one system in Ogden Valley to distribute the water all entities are entitled to.
The springs and streams would then be free to flow into the reservoir, or the watershed in Cache County.
We understand water distribution systems can be expensive, but we feel it is time for such a solution. Let the peace talks begin.
We'll leave it up our gentle readers (especially those who reside in Ogden Valley) to explain whether this is a good idea (or not).

Don't let the cat get your tongues, O Gentle Ones.

And yes, we'll be keeping an "Eagle Eye" on this story as it develops.


waterloo said...

Well...for starters...the editorial is way off. So everyone in the valley should buck up for a central water system for an area likely larger than Ogden City (at some who know's astronomical cost) so these guys can do their development?...after they've already got us on the hook with a $20 millionish bond and likely will be coming back to the trough for more? There are already water systems in the valley that work just fine thank you very much. The true colors of the save the planet crew are coming out....liken it to "we have to develop the mountain in order to save it".....just because they tout that they are better than the Powder Town guys doesn't mean they don't have the same agenda. Let's call it what it is...a develoment, not some community focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, arts and altruism...especially altruism. And as far as entrepreneurship....yeah, with everyone else money. Read this from their own lips and think of about what is really going on.

"Summit is building a mountain town around the spirit of innovation in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Summit Powder Mountain aims to rethink the great American mountain town around a community focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, arts, and altruism. Tucked on the southern side of Powder Mountain, in the town of Eden, Utah, it’s a new kind of neighborhood, where friends, family, and the change makers of today and tomorrow gather in an environment created to catalyze personal and collective growth."

yeah, all that as long as you're in "the club"....

AWM said...

Whiskeys for drinking and waters for fighting. In 130 years nothing has changed in the West

smaatguy said...


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