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Canal safety issues were raised prior to fatal mudslide

An investigation by Matthew D. LaPlante and Nate Carlisle of The Salt Lake Tribune found that "Logan City received repeated warnings that a privately owned canal that runs along the base of a steep bluff posed a danger to those living below, but the city failed to act on that safety issue, or even to warn residents who might be affected." Maintenance decisions for the canal are left to the private shareholders of the Logan and Northern Irrigation Company, although the city provides funding and staff to help maintain the canal. A recent mudslide in the area killed a woman and her two children.

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