Why did Kane County pull out of the Lake Powell pipeline? Turns out, it doesn’t need more water.

This decision “was made after further review of [Kane] County’s projected population growth and available water supply, which indicated the county did not currently have a foreseeable need for the water,” said the April 16 announcement by the Utah Division of Water Resources, the pipeline’s sponsoring agency.

That’s a 180-degree reversal of what Noel, the pipeline’s leading cheerleader, and state water honchos have been asserting for two decades.”