Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kane County filling new reservoir

Water managers are filling a new reservoir in Kane County, aiming to help shepherd local agribusiness through dry seasons and open up new recreational opportunities. Jackson Flat Reservoir, fed by Kanab Creek north of the city of Kanab, will have a total storage capacity of 4,228 acre feet — roughly 1.38 billion gallons — of water. It will more than double the amount available during the growing season for farms, residential yards and gardens and other irrigation, according to a release from the Kane County Water Conservancy District.

The project cost about $11 million, with another $3 million dedicated to archeological work on the site. It is the first reservoir in Kane County, but managers are studying the possibility of another one near Orderville. The Spectrum