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This Green Earth - October 8, 2019 Zach Frankel


Using dams and a 90 mile long pipeline, the state of Utah is proposing to divert 20-25% of the Bear River in northern Utah from it's normal course as the primary source of water feeding the Great Salt Lake and it's critical wetland ecosystem.  In addition, the state and federal government is pursuing an even larger water diversion project down in the southern part of the state.  This one is the Lake Powell Pipeline which would divert approximately 75 million gallons of water per day from the Colorado River to the growing populations and businesses within Washington and Kane Counties.  Zach Frankel, Executive Director, Utah Rivers Council, provides an update on both the Lake Powell and Bear River diversion projects.


Co-host of KPCW's This Green Earth.