Electrical upgrades coming to Box Butte Reservoir

HEMINGFORD — Campers at Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area will have to go without electricity for a while, but they will have more juice when the wait is over. Beginning Oct. 1, all of the electrical camping sites at Box Butte will be closed while construction workers upgrade six sites from 30 to 50 amps. The upgrades will result in all of the lake’s 14 electrical sites having 50-amp service.

Drought In Utah Uncovers Ghost Town Submerged In Reservoir

The 19th-century town of Rockport was abandoned after the construction of the Wanship Dam in 1952. A devastating drought in Utah has lowered reservoir levels across the state. The receding water has revealed lost cars, an entire canyon, and, between Park City and Coalville, the ghostly remains of a former town.

Ghost town remnants emerge from drought-stricken Utah reservoir

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Drought conditions in a Utah reservoir led to the revealing of an unusual piece of the state's history -- the remnants of a ghost town. Utah State Parks said Rockport Reservoir, situated at Rockport State Park in Summit County, has receded to 26% capacity, leading remnants of the town of Rockport to emerge from the water for the first time in years.

Johnson's Pond in Coventry joins list of toxic ponds to avoid

COVENTRY — Issuing a warning not to swim, boat, fish, or even touch the water in Johnson’s Pond in Coventry, the Rhode Island Department of Health and Department of Environmental Management have added it to a list of about 14 RI ponds made toxic by algae. Also known as the...
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Wellsville to have funds for reservoir

WELLSVILLE — For approximately a half hour, council members convened into executive session to discuss personnel issues during their regular meeting; however, audience members couldn’t help to ponder the motivation. The audience, which included all three candidates seeking the mayor’s post currently held by Randy Allmon as well as two...

Yuba Water grants support levee improvements throughout Yuba County

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today approved more than $1.1 million for critical urban and rural levee improvements in Yuba County. “These investments ensure Yuba County businesses and communities can continue to grow and thrive knowing that they’re among the best protected in the state in terms of flood risk,” said Yuba Water Vice-Chairman Gary Bradford.

Harry Styles, Bon Jovi Win Big at 2021 Ivor Novello Awards as Universal IPO Provides Sideshow

Harry Styles, Bon Jovi and Tears For Fears were among the big winners on stage at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards in London – but events off stage loomed large over proceedings. By coincidence the Awards, which honor excellence in songwriting and composition, took place on the same day as the Universal Music Group IPO. But, as the major music company was surging towards a market cap in excess of $50 billion on its market debut, the songwriters on which that valuation was partly built were competing for creative glory. It was an irony not lost on many of the day’s participants....

Westmoreland County to Sell Reservoir Water to Olympus for Fracking

Earlier this month MDN told you about a new/third well pad planned by Olympus Energy in Upper Burrell Township in Westmoreland County, PA that received unanimous approval by town supervisors (see Olympus Energy’s 3rd Upper Burrell Well Pad Wins Unanimous Approval). More good news for Olympus: Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County board members have voted to sell water from the Beaver Run Reservoir to Olympus so it can frack the new wells on the Upper Burrell pad.