Letter to the Editor: Adapting water resources
While attending the recent caucus meeting there was a discussion about water in Carbon County. It reminded me of discussions I have had over the years with several people. This letter is a compilation of those conversations. I must disclose that these are not all my ideas, but they are though provoking.
A man-made glacier in Price Canyon. This would slow spring run-off and reduce evaporation.
Many of our old coal mines are full of water. Kenilworth and Spring Canyon are examples. This water could be put to use as industrial water and then pumped back into the mine.
Ground water from the gas wells could be stored in holding tanks and used for industrial water before it is pumped back into the ground.
I am still of the opinion a reservoir could be built in Gordon Creek or at the top of Willow Creek. A reservoir in one of these areas could catch much of the run off from all of the tributaries below Scofield. A recent example of how quickly a reservoir can be approved and built is Deer Creek.
We need to do something and I think right now is the best time.
(Editors note: This letter ran originally in the March 25, 2014 issue of the Sun Advocate. We have printed it again because of the many spelling errors that occurred in the original run. These errors were not the fault of the letters author. We apologize for the errors).