Author

Frank W. Haws

Date of Award:

1965

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor/Chair:

Jay M. Bagley

Co-Advisor/Chair:

Lyman Willardsen

Abstract

The physical setting of the Logan River Drainage Basin is first described with emphasis on the hydrologic and climatic factors that made the river an economic and social benefit.

The historical development of the river by man is then traced, and changes in water use patterns are pointed out. Methods used to administer water rights as water use patterns change is then described.

Legal controversies over water rights on the river are examined and methods of solving problems analyzed. A recent law suit between Logan City Corporation and the Logan River Water Users Association is examined in detail and the benefits resulting from the litigation noted.

Drilling four new wells to supplement the City supply avoided costly judgements and benefited all users.

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