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LNCPPP Fact Sheet - April 215 (Introduction, Features, Benefits, Schedule, Funding, Shareholder Involvement)

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  Frequently Asked Questions

What is the project area?

Project limits include the area within the Logan and Northern Canal prescriptive easement between 1500 North in North Logan and 4400 North, just north of Hyde Park. Click here to view a map of the project area (Click here for a lower resolution Map).

Will there be public input on the project?

An Environmental Assessment (EA) is underway for the project. A 30-day public comment period is part of the process.

What is the project schedule

Project design will be completed from fall 2014 through spring 2015, with construction planned for fall 2015 through spring 2016.

I am an irrigation water shareholder. How will my irrigation schedule be affected by construction

To facilitate construction, irrigation flows may be terminated by Oct. 1, 2015 and are expected to resume in late spring 2016 in time for the irrigation season.

How is the project being funded?

The project is funded through a loan from the Division of Water Resources and a $1 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation.

Will the project incur costs to the shareholders

Shareholders will be responsible for loan repayment to the Division of Water Resources.

What are the project features?

The project consists primarily of solid wall fused High Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE) buried in the west bank of the canal. Metered turnouts will provide pressurized irrigation to shareholders.

I live along the canal. How will my property be affected by construction?

Most construction activities will be confined to existing canal easements. The project team is evaluating possible impacts to existing landscaping within canal right-of-way, easements and adjacent private property. Compensation or in-kind replacements will be provided to property owners for landscaping impacts on private property. Foliage and other vertical obstructions on the edge of the canal within the easement will be removed for installation of the irrigation pipeline. The project team will coordinate with property owners prior to any removals. Following construction, disturbed areas will then be largely re-vegetated with native grasses except in areas where adjacent property owners wish to place turf grass, sod or other flat improvements that will not inhibit the access, operation and maintenance of the canal. For more detailed information on project landscape restoration guidelines, check back on this website for further information. Typical Section   Trimming Section

What does the canal company’s prescriptive easement entail? Why the prescriptive easement is there and where is it located?

Irrigation canals have served farmers and other irrigators in Cache Valley for over 100 years. The legal right to own and use the underlying land for canal operations has been acquired by prescriptive use under Utah law, and entails the inherent legal right to use the adjoining land as is necessary to maintain, repair and replace the canals. The prescriptive easement width varies along the canal corridor. The width of the easement is sufficient to operate and maintain the facilities with standard equipment. Please refer to the Canal Easement Legal Summary.

Is the pipeline safe? Will adjacent home owners be required to purchase flood insurance?

Pipeline installation will be completed by an experienced contractor with third party oversight per current construction standards and requirements. The pipeline will be adequately designed to hold operating pressures. It will consist of HDPE material that has been tested and is regularly used for pressurized pipe applications. Insurance requirements must be determined by individual homeowners’ policy providers.

Does the project include pedestrian trail additions or improvements?

No trail additions or improvements are planned with the project. Local municipalities may consider trails in the future as separate projects.

Will the existing canal channel stay open for storm water collection?

Yes, the existing channel will remain intact for storm water conveyance, but may be modified in some areas.

How will the new pipe be connected to my existing service?

The project will provide shareholder turnouts at existing turnouts, or combined turnouts where feasible with a shutoff valve, meter and connection to existing lateral piping. It is the responsibility of lateral owners to ensure water delivery with the increased pressure provided by the project.

What if my existing lateral provides gravity flow for irrigation?

An alternative turnout for gravity flow can be installed if approved by Cache Highline Water Association (CHWA).

My deed shows that I own land where the canal is located. How does this affect the project?

The project team is respectful of private property rights and intends to coordinate individually with each affected landowner who will be impacted outside the easement to minimize potential property impacts. Consistent with state law, existing property owners retain land ownership while the canal company maintains a prescriptive easement within the canal corridor. The easement provides the impetus for the canal operators to safely and efficiently deliver water to shareholders, including improvements to the system. The LNCPPP project team desires to work in partnership with landowners to complete the improvements.

Who will maintain the storm water channel after the project is complete?

CHWA, Cache County and the Cities of North Logan and Hyde Park will be responsible for the maintenance and care of the storm water channel.

How can I submit comments or get more project information?

The environmental study process includes a 30-day formal public comment period. Additionally, the CHWA has employed a project-dedicated public involvement team to coordinate concerns and keep the public informed throughout project duration. Stakeholders with questions or concerns may contact Andy Neff by calling 435-770-4114 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Regular updates and notice of the public comment period will be posted to the CHWA website: Cachehighline.com.

How will my turnout be effected?

To see what is planned for your individual turnout, click on the overview map, find your location on the map and click there. The link will take you to an aerial overview of your property and turnout location.

What will my turnouts look like when the project is completed?

Existing turnouts will be typically replaced with a pressurized turnout as shown in the Pressure Turnout illustration. Where circumstances allow, turnouts in close proximity may be combined and a pipe with lateral valves will be installed as shown in the Pressure Turnout with Multiple Users illustration.

Where existing gravity ditches are used, an energy dissipation box may be installed on the turnout to allow the water to be used to serve the shareholder. Special approval from the board will be necessary for this type of turnout to be installed.

Will the open canal channel be piped?

The channel will not be piped with this project. The municipalities will determine if the open channel will be improved or piped for storm water purposes. Any improvements to the channel will be at the municipality’s expense.

Will there be stagnant water in the canal after the irrigation water is enclosed in the pipe?

CHWA is coordinating with the cities to drain storm water and spring water from the open channel at conducive locations to prevent stagnant water..

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