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Monday, August 03, 2015

Summit gets conditional OK to use Hidden Lake Well water

EDEN — Utah’s chief water rights engineer gave guarded approval Friday to Summit’s exchange request to tap 400 acre-feet of water for its Powder Mountain real estate development.
Kent Jones, state engineer for Utah’s Division of Water Rights, issued the eight-page ruling after an extended protest period where senior water right holders in Weber and Cache counties voiced concerns over potential impairment to their supplies.
The approval includes a dozen complex conditions with which Summit must comply, making it unclear whether the ruling represents a green, yellow or red light for the aspiring mountaintop developer.

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