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HUNTINGTON CREEK RECOVERY PROJECT. On June 26, 2012 a lightning strike started the Seeley Fire in Emery County. The fire burned 48,050 acres, of which.

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1 HUNTINGTON CREEK RECOVERY PROJECT

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3 On June 26, 2012 a lightning strike started the Seeley Fire in Emery County. The fire burned 48,050 acres, of which 30,000 acres were in Emery County. Fire suppression costs were $8,500,

4 Beetle-Killed Timber

5 The Seeley Fire burned at high intensity on the steep slopes of several drainages in the Manti- La Sal National Forest that drain directly to State Road 31 and Huntington Creek.

6 Post-Fire Fish Kill

7 USDA Forest Service Burned Area Response Team Debris flows and sediment a major issue for the next 2 to 5 years

8 Burned-Area Report 5 to 7 years to establish pre- fire ground cover

9 PacifiCorp Huntington Power Plant

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12 Huntington Cleveland Irrigation Company Settling ponds full of sediment Diversion structures damaged Difficulties getting water to local farmers

13 900 feet long 30 feet wide 6 feet deep Log Jam

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18 PROPOSED PROJECT COST: $2.9 million for series of debris basins $834, for Huntington City debris removal and bridge protection THOSE BENEFITTING FROM PROPOSED PROJECT: PacifiCorp Huntington Power Plant Huntington Cleveland Irrigation Company Emery Water Conservancy District XTO Energy Huntington City residents and businesses Huntington North Reservoir and Huntington State Park Emery County Recreation District Water users downstream

19 Mill Canyon Before

20 Mill Canyon After

21 POLE CANYON BEFORE

22 POLE CANYON AFTER


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