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Friday, September 25, 2015

Reminder: Huntsville Marathon Saturday - plan accordingly.

Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study

Good Afternoon,
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed Phase I of a Transportation Study in Ogden Canyon. The purpose of Phase I was to gather physical information and opinions concerning transportation through Ogden Canyon so a plan can be formed for future canyon uses and needs.
In Phase II, the study team will meet more extensively with people and groups who care about Ogden Canyon. The study team will use information collected in Phase I to develop concepts that solve and mitigate controversy and that are feasible. Stakeholder groups made up of people who live, work, travel, and recreate in Ogden Canyon will be formed to evaluate these concepts and give input. Representatives of local government and other agencies will also participate in evaluating the concepts and giving feedback.
Please visit our website to read about our findings from Phase I. We will keep you updated in the coming months as work progresses in Phase II. 

Project Overview

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is conducting a Transportation Study in Ogden Canyon. The Transportation Commission asked UDOT to conduct the study and look at all modes of transportation in the canyon. The purpose of the study is to gather and share information in an interactive and transparent process to develop an understanding of the safety and mobility needs in the canyon.
The study analysis includes existing and future safety concerns, traffic volumes, resident needs, economic needs, multi-modal uses (biking, truck traffic, pedestrian, transit, etc.), recreational uses, and environmental and geotechnical/geologic concerns.
Project Area Map
Study Area

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. 
Ogden Canyon Transportation Use Study Team 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Full Moon Wildlife Wander (Migration) with DWR

Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm in North Fork Park

Follow signs at South entrance to corral area

Free and Family Friendly

This Fall’s Full Moon Wildlife Wander will be led by DWR specialist Clint Brunson with a focus on migration and will feature live birds from HawkWatch International. Migration is nearly universal within the animal kingdom; mobility is a defining animal trait in animals across the globe. Come take a gentle stroll under the full moon in the world's 21st International Dark Sky Park and learn more!  At last Spring’s Wildlife Wander, a moose appeared as if on cue.  What will we see and hear September 26?

Sponsored by: Ogden Valley Starry Nights.  Call 917-385-6555 for more information.

Ogden Valley Community Harvest Dinner

Invitation From Summit

Dear Neighbors & Friends,

Please join us next Tuesday, September 29, 2015

at 7:00 PM

for the First Annual Ogden Valley Community Harvest Dinner 

at The Hearthside in Eden, Utah.

Free dinner will be provided by Jeff Sanich and we will be entertained by local musician, Christian Scheller! 

Complementary shuttle service is also available. 

Your help forwarding this invitation is much appreciated!

Please RSVP to or 801-389-5077

See you there!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ogden Canyon Siphon Update

Pineview Water Systems is preparing to replace the irrigation water siphon at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.  Project details are noted below.  You have been included in the project update list from a previous database of Ogden Canyon projects.  Periodic status updates will be sent via this project email.  If you wish to be removed from this list, please indicate by replying to this email.

·         The Ogden Canyon siphon is the pipeline that is suspended between the canyon walls at the mouth of Ogden Canyon.  The pipe is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and operated by Pineview Water Systems.  It has been in use since the summer of 1937, providing irrigation water for almost 80 years.  It currently serves 10,000 customers in the Ogden area. 
·         The siphon is at the end of its operational life and needs to be replaced.  A new pipe and support system with seismic upgrades will be installed.  The new siphon will look very similar to the existing pipe. 

Construction schedules are dependent on weather conditions, emergency situations or equipment/supply issues and are subject to change.
·         Preparations are being made to remove the existing pipe.  A protective highway cover has been built over SR-39 beneath the siphon and crews have begun construction of a set of towers that will facilitate the safe removal of the existing pipeline.  
·         The siphon will be drained and irrigation water will be shut off beginning October 1, 2015.  Removal of parts of the existing pipe could begin as soon as October 2, 2015.
·         The existing pipeline is scheduled to be removed by the end of November 2015 and construction of the new siphon will begin immediately thereafter.
·         The new siphon is scheduled to be operational by early April 2016.

·         Crews generally plan to work Monday through Friday, however, weekend work is likely as much of the work is weather-dependent.
·         Traffic impacts could begin as early as Oct. 2, 2015 and are expected to continue through early April 2016.
·         Lane closures and flagging operations should be expected on SR-39 at the mouth of the canyon throughout the project.  Traffic will be stopped intermittently in both directions for up to 15-minute intervals to accommodate construction equipment access.  Emergency access will be maintained.
·         Full road closures will be periodically scheduled with advance notice to motorists.
·         Drivers are encouraged to follow all signs and flaggers through the work zone to promote public safety.

Pineview Water has employed a project-dedicated public involvement team to keep the public informed and help address concerns throughout project construction.  Residents with questions or concerns may contact Marcus Murdock:
·         Phone: 801-888-3159
·         Email:

Monday, September 07, 2015

Annual Star Party and Dedication of North Fork Park as the World's 21st International Dark Sky Park

Saturday, September 12 
North Fork Park (Mustang Flats Bowery, enter Middle Gate)

Commissioner Matt Bell and student Zach Thomas will dedicate the park at 8pm with star party to follow. In attendance will be the Weber State University sky-quality monitoring teams.  The Ogden Astronomical Society will provide high power telescopes and, weather permitting, participants will see the Milky Way and be able to understand the many reasons the International Dark Sky Association accredited North Fork Park as the world's 21st International Dark Sky Park - ahead of Capitol Reef (number 22) and Canyonlands (number 23) National Parks.  Accreditations of Grand Canyon and Glacier National Parks are expected soon. North Fork Park is in undeniably exceptional company.

Please bring your friends and children to recognize this signal achievement of North Fork Park and enjoy the stars and night sky.

Call 917.385.6555 for more information.