PROVO, Utah (AP) — The habitat for an endangered fish species found naturally only in Utah Lake and the Provo River would be improved under a plan endorsed by state and federal officials.
The Daily Herald newspaper of Provo reports the final environmental impact statement for the Provo River Delta Restoration Project, released Friday, evaluates three alternatives for restoring the lower river and creating suitable habitat for the June sucker. It also includes a "no action" alternative.
The preferred alternative by the U.S. Interior Department, Central Utah Water Conservancy District and Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission would minimize the amount of private farm land acquired by the government while providing space to save the fish.