ST. GEORGE -- Studies on a proposed $1 billion water pipeline from Lake Powell to southwestern Utah will be up for public review at a conference in St. George.
Representatives of several government agencies will be at the Lexington Hotel on Tuesday reviewing results from 22 reports of possible environmental and cultural impacts of the project.
The Spectrum of St. George reports the Utah Division of Water Resources plans to submit the studies to support the project. A 23rd report is expected later this summer.
The 140-mile pipeline would bring up to 100,000 acre feet of water to Washington, Iron and Kane counties.
Water managers say the pipeline could be funded over 50 years with impact fees borne by new growth.
Opponents including a group called Citizens for Dixie's Future advocate conservation instead.
Information from: The Spectrum, www.thespectrum.com