The population in St. George, Utah could triple in the next 40 years, so leaders are planning a 140-mile pipeline to deliver water from the Colorado River. But is that the best plan for a desert city?
St. George is the fastest growing metro area in the country, and the population could triple in the next 40 years. And Washington County is a desert and water a crucial commodity. That’s why local and state leaders are planning a 140-mile pipeline to deliver water from the Colorado River. Critics say the river doesn’t have more to give, and there’s also the billion-plus price tag. RadioWest was in St. George to talk about the Lake Powell Pipeline, and we’re airing that conversation Monday.
- David DeMille, political reporter for The Spectrum and Daily News
- Barbara Hjelle, Associate General Manager and Counsel, Washington County Water Conservancy District. [Lake Powell Pipeline information]
- Lisa Rutherford, founding board member, Conserve Southwest Utah, [Lake Powell Pipeline information]