Image below is Lake Powell Pipeline pathway to St. George
(the rejected pathway to lift water to Cedar Valley not shown)
The rejected proposal was to pay $20,000 per acre-foot for
13,000 acre-feet of water, or $1+ billion in new taxes.
$20K/ac-ft * 13K ac-ft * 50 years = $13 billion value.
Image below shows much flatter pipeline topography from
Wah Wah Valley, Pine Valley, and Hamlin Valley to Cedar,
providing respectively 12,000 ac-ft, 15,000 ac-ft, & 10,000 ac-ft.
Budget: $150 million pipeline + drilling & pumping costs.
$20K/ac-ft * 37K ac-ff * 50 years = $37 billion value.
Image below shows Coal Creak Water Levels 1916-1998.
Imagine making the Coal Creek water level constant,
year round, by adding water from the Cretaceous Aquifer,
starting with a well at Woods Ranch, and then expanding
to produce 25,000 acre feet and feed it into Coal Creek.
Maximum budget estimated to be $50 million for drilling.
$20K/ac-ft * 25K ac-ft * 50 years = $25 billion value for
the Cretaceous + 2x+ this value for the Quartz Monzonite.
This page is at: http:www.walden3d.com/IronCounty/ig/IronCounty/IC_3_Approaches.html