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Water and Growth in St. George

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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?

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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.


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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