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Price River is becoming a stream of consciousness for Helper City

Engineers say wider, slower stream flow improves fish habitat and is better for flood control.

Sun Advocate associate editor

The Price River, which divides Helper into east and west halves, is now serving as a unifying theme in the city's plans for economic and community development.

On Tuesday, about 20 representatives from various municipal, county, state and federal agencies got a glimpse of the concept plan intended to transform the river into a city centerpiece.

Jason Carey and Crystal Young of River Restoration outlined the highlights during a short tour of the river. Carey is Principal River Engineer of the firm, Young is a hydrologist. They've been working with the city for two years and are now close to beginning a small demonstration project.

In so many words, the message from the engineers for the river is, "Slow down, you move too fast."

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