- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A compromise plan to restore the Provo River delta to ensure the survival of a native fish will be discussed at an open house Wednesday in Provo.

The federal Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission last month unveiled the deal after critics called the earlier plan an attack on agriculture and recreation.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1jMLZCm ) the new plan halves the pasture that will revert to marshlands to 310 acres and guarantees minimum flows in the lower Provo, which has become a popular green belt for joggers and anglers.

The U.S. Interior Department plans to restore the area where the river and Utah Lake meet by diverting the Provo and recreating a lost wetland ecosystem that would provide crucial habitat for the endangered June sucker.

The open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Provo City Recreation Center.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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