$20 million is coming to Utah to help protect one of the state’s most precious resources: water. The funding is going to several colleges and universities, which will spend the next five years studying, managing and learning how to protect water.
The Beehive state is also the nation’s second driest state. But thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Utah can learn how to better manage its supply of water.
“What we really want to do is improve our ability to predict the future of water quality and quantity.”
After four years of planning, Utah Department of Transportation will begin safety improvements to State Road 158, also known as Powder Mountain Highway in the next 30 days.
Improvements will begin at Pine View Dam in Ogden Canyon and follow the northern shore past the Ogden Pineview Yacht Club and cover eight miles and will include a bridge over North Fork Creek, guardrails at appropriate places, asphalt to level lanes, and chip seal to top off the entire eight miles.