Efforts Continue On East Fork Emergency Watershed Protection Project

by | Jan 11, 2023 | News | 0 comments

Like so many wildfires, the burn scar and damage from the East Fork Fire that took place in 2020 in Duchesne County continues to be addressed. Duchesne County Emergency Manager Director Mike Lefler provided an update on the East Fork Emergency Watershed Protection project during a Commission meeting this month. The road department is utilizing graders and other equipment to clear the road in the Moon Lake area and the large canyons. Lefler explained that excavating contractor company Perco Rock will go in on snowmobiles to assess the area for continued work. Jones and DeMille representative Eric Major explained that the project is still waiting on permits from the Army Corps of Engineers. Funding for the project is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS) and it was brought up that additional funding could add additional water and settlement control basins to remedy flooding. It was also stated that there may just be too much snow to continue working in the area this winter season. 

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