We have had some concern from local OHV folks about some construction going on inside the fence line south of the southern parkway.
This construction is the installation of a drainage pipe system that runs from Dixie Springs to a Retention Pond in lower Warner Valley. The project is being done by Washington County Water Conservancy District, and is necessary for flood protection.
The district contacted St George BLM, UPLA, and Desert Roads And Trails Society – Desert RATS about this issue 3 years ago and we worked with them to make sure this construction would have minimal effect on on the Open OHV area.
During the installation, please be cautious around the excavation sites, as there will be temporary blasting, heavy equipment, and open trenches involved. Once the installation is completed, there should be no remaining negative effect on the OHV area. In fact, it may be an opportunity for a new access trail to southern Warner Valley.