Tracy Behling receives a plaque of appreciation from Sylvia Gillen, state conservationist, from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
...Tracy Behling, president of the Ferron Canal Company said when the project started he had a full head of hair and look at him now.He
quoted Ben Franklin who said, "We grow old too fast and wise too slow."
"No one told us we couldn't do it.We had a Ferron watershed project and a list of things we wanted to do.We wanted to keep the jobs local to help our area.The benefits of this project will widen as time goes on.We have had the help and support of so many," said Behling
...Irrigation board members Tracy Behling, Jed Behling, Kyle Singleton, John Lemon, James Nielsen, David Hinkins, Roger Barton, Paul Crawford - Secretary, Joann Behling - Treasurer)
was also instrumental in the completion of the irrigation project.He
said they are looking ahead to other projects to gain additional storage for the Ferron drainage.A study is being conducted now on Millsite dam.It is listed as a high hazard dam and funds are available to revamp it.The Ferron group is pushing for an additional 10,000 acre feet of storage, but talk is of an additional 5,000 acre feet and that is yet to be determined.Behling
said additional water storage at Millsite could be attractive to Utah Power as they look at whether or not to put in Unit 4 at Hunter Plant."This irrigation project has been a win/win situation for everyone involved.Once it was off the ground everyone became involved and all the right of ways were donated.We have laid 175 miles of pipe in a cooperative effort.This was the first project where all the entities were working together.
"Most of the farms are a combination of the pivots and the wheel line systems," said Behling