Utah Drought

The Glen Canyon Dam holds back the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on July 18, 2022....
Adam Small

Lake Powell missing 40,000 acre feet of water after accidental release, officials say

Lake Powell is the nation's second-largest reservoir, and it's currently missing up to 40,000-acre feet of water due to a water release.
2 days ago
A view of the state Capitol and the Salt Lake City skyline....
Andrew Gordon

High temps bring warnings and ozone problems to Utah

Utah's high temperatures have brought on the hottest day of the year so far in the state, along with warnings and ozone issues.
2 days ago
water reuse...
Michael Camit

Washington County is one step closer to a major water reuse project

A water reuse project in Washington County is a step closer to reality. The 20-year project will get some funding from federal grants.
8 days ago
Deer Creek Reservoir is pictured at Deer Creek State Park in Wallsburg on May 10. Utah's reservoir ...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Utah’s reservoirs at highest levels in 13 years as last of snowpack melts

Utah's reservoir system has officially reached its highest point in 13 years as the state reaches the tail end of its spring snowmelt season.
9 days ago
Students at Weber State University work to xeriscape areas on campus. This is part of a goal to red...
Heather Peterson

Weber State University conserving water through xeriscaping

Weber State is making changes to conserve water, by implementing a "water action plan." They want to reduce water use by 30%.
15 days ago
Multi-directional sprinkler system (canva)...
Mitchell von Puttkammer

Water conservation in your Utah garden

Water conservation in a Utah garden can include installing smart sprinkler systems. And the state can help defray the cost!
22 days ago
Southern arm of Great Salt Lake...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake’s southern arm reaches ‘significant’ level as spring rise slows down

The southern arm of Great Salt Lake reached an optimal level this week however, experts believe the lake will recede this summer.
1 month ago
FILE: The Colorado River is pictured near Moab in Grand County on Friday, April, 26, 2024....
Adam Small

New study suggests climate change could help Colorado River

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers predict that climate change will increase precipitation in Upper Basin states like Utah.
1 month ago
great salt lake shown, lithium in the lake is attracting companies...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake level reaches seven-year high

Great Salt Lake now sits at 4,195.1 feet above sea level, more than 6.5 feet higher than its all-time historic low in late 2022.
1 month ago
Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County pictured....
Allessandra Harris Gurr

Average Utah reservoir level 30% higher than last year

The average reservoir in Utah is at 88% capacity or 30% higher than last year.
1 month ago
A man, who asked not to be named, walks with his umbrella under snow-covered trees at Liberty Park ...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Utah’s latest spring storm slows snowmelt, adds to snowpack

Some areas of Salt Lake County saw two inches of snow from this late spring storm in Utah.
1 month ago
FILE: Hay bales used for dust mitigation in a Salton Sea Management Program project are pictured on...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

As Great Salt Lake nears key level, Utah finds inspiration elsewhere to help lake’s recovery

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm reached 4,195 feet elevation at times over the stormy weekend as it nears reaching that figure daily for the first time in five years.
2 months ago
FILE: Joana Abeel holds her daughter, Penelope Abeel, at the Draper City Splash Pad during a heat w...
Alexandrea Bonillla and Simone Seikaly

Above-normal temperatures expected for Utah summer

Summer weather predictions point to a La Niña weather pattern which will bring warm temperatures and dry conditions to Utah.
2 months ago
The best way to stay safe around rivers and streams at this point in time is to stay far away from ...
Adam Small

Spring runoff causes fast-moving rivers, officials urge caution

Spring runoff is once again in full effect and Utah's rivers, streams and creeks are moving high and fast.
2 months ago
Utah's water supply is doing well. Promontory Point during an EcoFlight around the Great Salt Lake....
Adam Small

Salt Lake having very dry April, but Utah’s water supply is still in top-notch shape

Utah's water supply is growing but Salt Lake City received a dry start to April. Utah might have something to worry about if May is dry.
2 months ago
an aerial photo shows the great salt lake, water level outlook is looking good for the lake...
Adam Small

The Great Salt Lake has a chance to be healthy again for the first time in over a decade

The water level in the Great Salt Lake is 1.5 feet from the tail-end of its healthy range of 4,196 to 4,200 feet.
2 months ago
Sprinkler goes off, wondering when to turn on sprinklers?...
Adam Small

Don’t turn on the sprinklers just yet, expert says

Wondering when to turn on sprinklers now that we've been having warmer weather? Follow these guidelines to keep your lawn alive while still conserving water.
2 months ago
Warm weather will all for some of the Utah snowpack to begin melting off this weekend....
Adam Small

Utah temperatures warming up, strong snowpack set to start melting

Temperatures in Utah are going to get much warmer over the next few days, allowing for the snowpack we've accumulated to start melting off.
2 months ago
A screenshot from the Utah Division of Natural Resources website shows information about Panguitch ...
Kira Hoffelmeyer and Michael Camit

Panguitch Lake dam has a growing crack, residents on notice to evacuate

Some people in Garfield County are on standby to evacuate this morning because of growing concerns about a crack in the Panguitch Lake Dam.
2 months ago
runoff...
Curt Gresseth

Eubank gazes into snow globe to predict spring runoff in Utah

KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank talks about the abundant snowpack and what to expect from the spring runoff in Utah.
2 months ago
Patricia Council's North Las Vegas yard after her grass was replaced with artificial turf, on Frida...
Heather Peterson

Is there a war brewing over artificial grass in Salt Lake City?

Some people in Salt Lake City are being asked to pull out their artificial grass, and they are not happy about it.
2 months ago
Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County pictured....
Adam Small

Utah water managers less worried about spring flooding, but it’s still possible

Flooding in Utah is less of a concern this year because there is so much less water in the snowpack than in 2023.
3 months ago
colorado river...
Adam Small

More than half of the Colorado River’s water is being used for farming, study finds

The Colorado River provides water to 40 million people in seven states, including Utah, as well as Mexico.
3 months ago
FILE: 8D Ranch is pictured as owner Kris Getzie walks down a hill at the ranch in Oakley, Summit Co...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Oakley, Utah, adds new water source and lifts development freeze

Almost 1,600 people live in Oakley according to the latest U.S. Census data. Most of them are farmers and ranchers.
3 months ago