SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s ongoing, historic drought and water restrictions in your city have turned your green lawn yellow. You’ve contemplated planting native grasses and shrubs, but you want a covering you can walk and play on. Why not install artificial turf? Landscape expert Bill Holland joined KSL NewsRadio’s Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic […]
OGDEN, Utah — The Mayor of Ogden is setting some strict water rules after declaring the city is in a state of severe water shortage. The guidelines he’s issuing are effective immediately. Cited in the mayor’s announcement was that the snowpack is at 65% of the average, and Pineview Reservoir storage is currently at 52% […]
Officials hoped snowmelt would buoy Lake Powell to ensure continued operation of the dam. But snow is already melting, and hotter-than-normal temperatures and prolonged drought are further shrinking the lake.
SALT LAKE CITY — Is it possible to get a more complete picture of the state’s snowpack and water situation? Researchers from the University of Utah just got a large grant which they say could help hydrologists have better information about what’s really on the slopes. University of Utah Civil Engineering Professor Carlos Oroza has […]
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Rachel Ramirez and Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir, CNN
A new Gallup poll shared first with CNN found 1 in 3 Americans said they've been affected by extreme weather in the past two years, and those who had been were more likely to say the climate crisis is a threat.
Because nearly 97% of the state is in a drought, watering lawns and plants is restricted to once a week in the Weber Water Basin Conservancy District. But that is enough to keep a lawn alive through the heat of the summer, said a turf-grass specialist.