DAVE & DUJANOVIC

Conservation is key as Utah exits out of severe drought conditions

May 15, 2023, 9:00 PM

farmers drought The dried Antelope Island marina at the Great Salt Lake is pictured....

The Antelope Island marina is dried up as the Great Salt Lake experiences record low water levels on Friday, July 22, 2022. Even as Utah emerges from a severe drought, a water expert joined Dave & Dujanovic and said conservation is still important. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — As Utah emerges from severe drought conditions, what does the state’s new water situation that mean for water restrictions? 

Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic discuss this topic during Monday’s Dave & Dujanovic

“I understand what we’re trying to do,” Noriega said. “We’re trying to conserve water. I get that we’ve had a great year, but that’s not the typical year. But let me just tell you, I was promised that if I let my lawn go brown, water twice a week, that my lawn would rebound. …My lawn hasn’t bounced back.”

Scott Paxman, with the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, joined the show Monday to discuss the situation.

To remain out of severe drought conditions, he says conservation is key.

“Nobody along the Wasatch Front should be watering more than three days a week,” Paxman said.

Paxman says the need to use less water is a change that requires effort.

“Conservation of the water efficiently is really a lifestyle change,” he said. “It’s something that all of us need to be aware of because we’ve got to use less water if we want to continue to grow economically.” 

Paxman says even in good years such as this, the need for conservation will remain vitally important.

“I don’t think it’s gonna go away even on good years like this year,” he said.

Listen to the entire segment.

 

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