Worst drought categories for nearly all of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — As much as 98% of Utah is in the two worst drought categories, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Nearly all of the state is in “exceptional” or “excessive” drought.
The oppressive heat and low precipitation are leaving Utah bone dry. The ongoing drought is causing problems for many aspects of life in the state, including farms and ranches, reservoirs, and how often we can water our lawns. The heat also increases wildfire danger.
There is a slight chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday, but it will not be enough to offset the severe drought.
— Nick Wyatt (@NickWyattNews) July 12, 2021
Only small areas in the north and northeast portions of Utah are currently in the “severe” or “moderate” drought categories.
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