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
30,000 acres were in Emery County. Fire
suppression costs were $8,500,000.00.
Beetle-Killed Timber
The Seeley Fire burned at high intensity on the
steep slopes of several drainages in the MantiLa Sal National Forest that drain directly to
State Road 31 and Huntington Creek.
Post-Fire Fish Kill
USDA Forest Service Burned Area
Response Team
Debris flows and sediment a major
issue for the next 2 to 5 years
Burned-Area Report
5 to 7 years to establish prefire ground cover
PacifiCorp
Huntington Power Plant
Huntington Cleveland Irrigation Company
•Settling ponds full of sediment
•Diversion structures damaged
•Difficulties getting water to local farmers
Log Jam
•900 feet long
•30 feet wide
•6 feet deep
PROPOSED PROJECT COST:
•$2.9 million for series of debris basins
•$834,000.00 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
Mill Canyon Before
Mill Canyon After
POLE CANYON BEFORE
POLE CANYON AFTER
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HUNTINGTON CREEK MITIGATION PROJECT