Wednesday’s Water Summit at the Uintah Conference Center included a presentation on the conclusions of the Ashley Valley Flood Control engineering study. Aaron Averett of Sunrise Engineering reviewed the history of the flood control studies and the options for moving forward. The current engineering study concludes that the biggest current threat to the areas outside Vernal and Naples are from water coming in from outside the valley including Ashley Creek, Yellow Hillsand Asphalt Ridge, among others. The study also concludes that agricultural land is currently helping to lessen the impact of stormwater in the valley. While a combination of proposed solutions are likely, the study did conclude that developments need to handle stormwater on site and that a larger system needs to be planned and implemented as development in the Ashley Valley continues.