Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT To Receive 12 Brand New Remote Avalanche Control Towers in Backcountry

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Avalanche mitigation crews are stepping their game up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah this year. 

A project to install 12 brand new, remote avalanche control towers in the Toledo and Emma Ridge areas in upper Little Cottonwood canyon is now underway. 

The new towers will aid in avalanche mitigation efforts in the canyon which is severely prone to avalanches and which saw a historic avalanche cycle last season

The towers will be able to detonate explosives remotely, helping crews trigger controlled avalanches from a safe distance.

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2020.

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