Utah Drought

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Paul Nelson

Leaders in Davis County tell residents to prepare for another Utah drought

Another potential Utah drought has Davis County leaders telling residents to plan ahead and reduce the watering of their lawns.
9 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District considering strict summer limits on secondary irrigation water

Sound up for live interview on Utah’s Noon News!   SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re one of the thousands of property owners who use secondary irrigation water from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, you might be surprised by the strict new limits planned for this summer. The Deseret News says a Drought Contingency […]
9 months ago
The Great Salt Lake as seen on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022...
Becky Bruce

KSL NewsRadio, KSL TV join push to find Great Salt Lake solutions

Utahns don't drink water from the Great Salt Lake. But the health of the saltwater lake still impacts Utah residents every day.
9 months ago
Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, told KSL NewsRadio on Thursday that the student loan forgiveness ...
Curt Gresseth

A secondary water meter could tell you just how much water you waste

Would Utah residents reduce use of outdoor or secondary water if they knew much they were wasting?
9 months ago
Water is becoming hard to come by in Utah's mountains....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

So in Utah weather… it’s spring now? Sort of — yes

March 1 marks the first day of "meteorological spring", which is really just a tidy way for meteorologists to keep a record of Utah weather.
9 months ago
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Martha Harris

Conservation in the West poll again highlights concern for water issues

The annual Conservation in the West poll surveys residents of eight western states including Utah. Residents increasingly expressed concerns about drought.
10 months ago
FILE - Officials say due to drought conditions Utah could see a fire similar to what Colorado is ex...
Curt Gresseth

How bad is the drought? West has not been this dry since Year 800

The director of the Utah Division of Water Resources says the state is still in a drought, but she likes a bill in the Legislature that would require secondary water to be metered at homes in the state.
10 months ago
utah drought soil moisure conservation in the west...
Paul Nelson

Hydrologists ‘alarmed’ at current Utah water levels and drought outlook

Hydrologists say it's time to be alarmed at Utah water levels.
10 months ago
great salt lake water rights...
Dan Bammes

Bill would change “use it or lose it” provision of Utah water rights

Utah lawmakers could approve a bill that would no longer punish farmers if they don't use all of their water rights allocation.
10 months ago
Water Lake Powell...
Curt Gresseth

Lake Powell is oh so low, but many snow basins in good shape — for now

Lake Powell is now at an historic low. But the state's snow basins are in good shape. KSL Chief Meteorologist says the month of February is make or break for Utah.
10 months ago
The council presented this proposal to Utah lawmakers five times. However, each time lawmakers have...
Dan Bammes

Despite lack of January snow, Utah is still on track for the water year

A climate expert that keeps an eye on Utah's water levels says the state is still in good shape, though more snow is always welcome.
10 months ago
(Utah State Capitol.  Photo: Paul Nelson)...
Paul Nelson

Bill aimed to ‘save’ Great Salt Lake to be introduced this legislative session

On Utah's Capitol Hill, a bill is being drafted that would put more water into the Great Salt Lake. However, it could impact water bills in some areas.
10 months ago
Great Salt Lake low water...
Curt Gresseth

Great Salt Lake could use your help now, says expert

The Great Salt Lake is an essential stopover for migrating birds and a financial driver of the state economy, but it is suffering historic water lows amid a drought. The good news, says a water-conservation expert, is residents and legislators have the tools needed to raise the water levels of the lake back again.
11 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

Lawmaker says requiring grass during Utah drought makes no sense

A Utah lawmaker proposes a bill that would end requirements from cities and homeowners' associations for installing and maintaining grass during a drought.
11 months ago
snowpack...
Dan Bammes and Eliza Craig

Utah snowpack above average so far this winter

The water available in Utah's winter snowpack is already above the 20-year average in most of the state, a key factor in combatting drought.
11 months ago
Great Salt Lake low water...
Curt Gresseth

Thirsty Great Salt Lake just got a little help from its friends

Rio Tinto Kennecott and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District donated water rights to the shrinking Great Salt Lake to help reverse a troubling trend.
1 year ago
October storm...
Colby Walker

October storm brings snow and rain across Utah

It's another cold October storm that's settled in across Utah on Tuesday that's brought with it plenty of rain in the valleys and snow in the higher elevations.
1 year ago
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Jeff Caplain

It’s not just the drought making the Great Salt Lake mediocre | My Minute of News

Can we still call it the Great Salt Lake? If you've been out to water's edge you know the Salt Lake isn't close to what it used to be, and it's our fault.
1 year ago
utah drought soil moisure conservation in the west...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Soil moisture better, but we’re not out of the woods

Utah heads into its new "water year," which runs October 1 to September 30, much better off in terms of soil moisture than expected when the year began.  
1 year ago
La Nina winter...
Nick Wyatt

Could a La Nina winter help drought in Utah?

Weather experts say a good La Nina winter will help fill reservoirs in Utah next year, but likely won't end the ongoing drought.
1 year ago
FILE -- Lake Powell's Wahweap Marina  is pictured in Wahweap, Ariz., on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

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Drew Kann, CNN

There’s a 1-in-3 chance Lake Powell won’t be able to generate hydropower in 2023 due to drought conditions, new study says

The falling water levels at Lake Powell, the second-largest man-made reservoir in the US, could make the dam's hydroelectric power generation impossible as soon as next year
1 year ago
romney colorado river trip...
Becky Bruce

Bipartisan Romney river trip to explore climate change solutions

Mitt Romney may not look like a seasoned Colorado River rafter, but the Utah Republican took just such a trip in search of solutions to climate change. 
1 year ago
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Simone Seikaly

Water use down by more than 30% in portions of Salt Lake Valley

The Salt Lake Valley cities that reported less water use include Bluffdale, South Jordan, Herriman, West Jordan, and West Valley City.
1 year ago
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Nick Wyatt

Utah drought picture still looks grim in spite of recent rainfall

KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank says Utah is at a tipping point for water reserves, with drought conditions persisting in spite of recent rains.
1 year ago

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