Due to the importance of the issue, we are including his latest Sunday morning extravaganza, complete with links to many recent Standard Examiner articles, editorials and letters to the editor.
Interestingly, while Summit is embattled in an "Uncivil War" in the local media, they seem to be the darling of the National stage as illustrated in this April 10, 2015 New York Times article.
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The New York times certainly paints a different light on our neighbors to the North.
Enjoy Rudi's Sunday morning post in its entirety:
Standard-Examiner Editorial: Our View: Make Peace in Ogden Valley Water War
"Ogden Valley Water War":
- Water experts take jabs at each other over Summit's Hidden Lake Well
- Summit threatens Wolf Creek sewer district with eviction
- Summit showing its true colors
- Summit water exchange should be denied
This morning's editorial advocates the following proposed solution:
We think for the sake of the entire valley, a compromise should be reached that involves a direct transfer of water from Pineview to Powder Mountain. Yes, we are talking about a pipeline. But that doesn’t mean Summit should bear all the responsibility of paying for such a pipeline.We'll leave it up our gentle readers (especially those who reside in Ogden Valley) to explain whether this is a good idea (or not).
If Jones decides to grant the well application, it should be done on a temporary basis so that all the stakeholders could be brought together to discuss a central water distribution system that serves everyone. Forming a compact, similar to the states using Colorado River water may be the best solution, with one system in Ogden Valley to distribute the water all entities are entitled to.
The springs and streams would then be free to flow into the reservoir, or the watershed in Cache County.
We understand water distribution systems can be expensive, but we feel it is time for such a solution. Let the peace talks begin.
Don't let the cat get your tongues, O Gentle Ones.
And yes, we'll be keeping an "Eagle Eye" on this story as it develops.