Can recent rain and snowfall help fill Utah’s reservoirs?
Jan 10, 2023, 11:00 AM | Updated: Jan 13, 2023, 3:40 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY– The rain and snow continue to fall at above-normal rates across Utah. What does this mean for the state’s reservoirs?
Utah’s smaller reservoirs could do well with the rain and snow we’re receiving. But how about the larger ones?
Most of Utah’s mountains have received over 160% of its normal snowpack, so far this year. However, all this moisture has done little to raise the water levels at Lake Powell and other basins.
According to the Lake Powell Water Database, the reservoir loses 2,000 acre-feet per day more than it’s receiving. At that rate, if Utah has three more winters in a row like this year, then we may see water levels begin to return to normal.
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