PLAIN CITY -- State Sen. Scott Jenkins recently discussed with the city council a few issues that would affect the city in the future.
The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District has applied to raise Willard Bay by 3 feet, Jenkins said.
"That will be coming down the pike in the next year. It will increase the flow in the canal that comes to the junction by 50 to 100 percent," he said.
Jenkins said the canal is what saved Plain City and West Warren from even worse flooding than those cities had in 2011.
He said another big project the state is looking at is building a reservoir north of Nucor Steel in Plymouth, and the water would eventually go to Salt Lake City, with the water coming out of the Bear River.
"I am opposed to pumping water out of the Bear River and then pumping it to Salt Lake City," Jenkins said. He said 85 percent of water out of the Bear River goes into Great Salt Lake.
"There is no restriction on that water source. It is by far the largest source," he said. "The goal is to use that water and help Wasatch Front have water, with aqueducts to get that water all the way to Utah County."
Concerning Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Jenkins said the way the federal government regulates the state is through the ability to access grants.
He said Utah could just quit applying for grants to be free of federal regulation, adding, "Utah has more per-capita lagoons than anywhere in the United States."