Lone Pine Dam and Reservoir : A Minimalist's Approach in Woodruff, Utah
Woodruff, Utah, in Rich County was settled in 1870. The Woodruff Irrigating Company was incorporated in 1899 and the following year the company's stockholders tried to build a dam. They tried repeatedly to construct a dam that could withstand the spring floods without success. Not until 1926 when they were assisted by the expertise of Luther M. Winsor, a Cooperative Extension Service specialist, did they begin constructing a dam that could stand up to the spring runoff. This article chronicles the development and later improvement of the Lone Pine Dam and Reservoir in this Mormon farming community.