Utah Drought

The brine shrimp industry is breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the rising water level of the Gre...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake brine shrimp population increases as lake reaches healthy levels

Utah's brine shrimp harvesters are breathing a sigh of relief from all the new water in The Great Salt Lake.
14 hours ago
Going into this past winter, Utah was in what officials called an exceptional drought, registering ...
Adam Small

Record Utah winter makes up for years-long water shortfall

Utah has experienced a water shortfall for the past three years, but right now most of the state has exited a severe drought stage.
11 days ago
The summer heat record in 2022 for Utah shattered records. As we look to this year, meteorologists ...
Lindsay Aerts

The record-breaking heat of summer 2022 unlikely to repeat in Utah this year

The summer of 2023 was one for the Utah heat record books with a whopping 34 days of triple-digit temperatures.
11 days ago
The sun sets on the Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake on March 16. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox nominate...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

New Great Salt Lake commissioner says he hopes Utah avoids ‘Great Salt Lake fatigue’

Brian Steed wants Utahns to stay engaged in helping the lake's recovery, because it's not going to happen overnight.
12 days ago
Lake Powell is expected to rise 70 feet this Spring, but water managers said it doesn't take away t...
Adam Small

Lake Powell bounces back from record-low water levels

Lake Powell is expected to rise 40 more feet this summer, but water managers said it doesn't take away the need to conserve water in the long run.
16 days ago
wetlands at the great salt lake pictured...

SLC looks to preserve a chunk of Great Salt Lake land as development encroaches

The move would help keep the area as a nature preserve even as the inland port and other development moves closer and closer to the Great Salt Lake.
18 days ago
SenThere's still a lot of exposed lake bed around The Great Salt Lake and water managers say it's g...
Adam Small

Water experts say it’s going to take more than one big year to fill the Great Salt Lake

There's still a lot of exposed lake bed around The Great Salt Lake and water managers say it's going to take more than just this year to cover a lot of it again.
19 days ago
The record-breaking winter in Utah is helping the lakes around the state reach proper water levels,...
Allessandra Harris

Study shows worldwide lakes losing water, Utah is bouncing back

The record-breaking winter in Utah is helping the lakes around the state reach proper water levels, however, other lakes across the nation are drying out study finds.
19 days ago
Utah's statewide average for snowpack is now 201% of normal, according to the Department of Natural...
Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune

Great Salt Lake is still blowing dangerous dust

The Great Salt Lake is still is blowing an immense amount of dangerous dust pollution along the Wasatch Front.
20 days ago
wetlands at the great salt lake pictured...

New wetlands project near Great Salt Lake is nature’s great cleanser

The Freeport Drain of 40 acres of wetlands, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, is the brainchild of Brown and Mike Kolendrianos, manager of the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.
22 days ago
people walk in downtown salt lake as the sun shines down, temperature in utah may set records again...
Adam Small

Heat could reach record levels within five years, Utah could see more extremes

Last summer set heat records in Utah, and meteorologists say there's a 50% chance that we'll see extreme temperatures again.
23 days ago
farmers drought The dried Antelope Island marina at the Great Salt Lake is pictured....
Mark Jones

Conservation is key as Utah exits out of severe drought conditions

Scott Paxman, with the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, joined Dave and Dujanovic to discuss what the state must do to remain out of severe drought conditions.
25 days ago
Utah is getting it's first ever Great Salt Lake Commissioner, and the person slated for the job is ...
Lindsay Aerts and Mark Jones

Brian Steed named as new Great Salt Lake commissioner

 SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox named Brian Steed as the Great Salt Lake Commissioner on Monday. The appointment must first be approved by the Utah Senate.  Currently, Steed is the executive director of the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air at Utah State University. Previously, he served as executive director […]
25 days ago
a sprinkler shoots water over grass, utah drought conditions have improved...
Allessandra Harris

Utah is no longer in a severe drought

After the state's record-breaking snowpack, and for the first time in four years, the state is out of severe drought conditions.
29 days ago
The Great Salt Lake is getting a little boost from a new water diversion coming from the Weber Rive...
Lindsay Aerts

Great Salt Lake getting a bump from Weber River water diversion

The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District said water released today from the Weber River will eventually make it to the Great Salt Lake.
29 days ago
Sprinklers water a lawn in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)...
Curt Gresseth

Are you eligible for a landscape rebate?

Only 35 of Utah’s 329 cities qualify for the landscape rebate, which pays homeowners $3 per square foot to rip out their thirsty lawns. Cynthia Bee of the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District joins the show to discuss the statewide program.
1 month ago
Brian Steed was named as the new Great Salt Lake commissioner by Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday, May 15...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Record snowpack likely adds 2 years to Great Salt Lake’s long-term outlook, experts say

When taking into account the typical summer loss, he projects that the lake will be about 4,192.5 feet to 4,193 feet by the end of the year, close to current levels.
1 month ago
Joel Ferry, excecutive director of the Utah Dept..of Natural Resorces. (Ben Winslow)...
Ben Winslow, FOX 13

Strawberries in the Desert: From drip irrigation to vertical gardens, Utah officials learn how Israel does more with less water

The delegation walked into a greenhouse where plump, ripe strawberries were growing in the middle of the Negev Desert.
1 month ago
Utah lawmakers and elected officials recently took a trip to Isreal to see how the country effectiv...
Waverly Golden

Utah leaders look to Israel for water management and solutions

Utah lawmakers and elected officials recently took a trip to Isreal to see how the country effectively manages and creates water solutions to apply to Utah's ongoing drought.
1 month ago
The old city od Jerusalem on March 26, 2023. (Ben Winslow / FOX 13 NEWS)...
Heather May and Ben Winslow, Great Salt Lake Collaborative

Why did Utah leaders go to Israel?

Israel is one of the driest countries in the world. The country went from water scarcity to water surplus, what can Utah learn?
1 month ago
water conservation...
Adam Small

Despite ecosystems improving around The Great Salt Lake Water conservation is still key

The Great Salt Lake has risen three and a half feet since hitting an all-time low in November 2022, but water conservation should still be a priority. 
1 month ago
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson speaks after announcing grants for the conversion of grass fiel...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com

‘Whiplash weather’: Salt Lake County issues turf replacement grants to 7 cities to conserve water

Many residents in Salt Lake County are now eligible in funds from a grant to convert lawns to water efficient landscaping.
1 month ago
Federal water managers say they believe Lake Powell will rise anywhere between 50 and 90 feet this ...
Carter Williams

Lake Powell could rise 50 to 90 feet over the next few months

The most probable scenario is that the reservoir jumps to 3,590 feet in elevation, or about 65 feet, by June.
1 month ago
Water begins to flow at Point of the Mountain in Draper as the Central Utah Water Conservancy Distr...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Utah water district to redirect 50M gallons of water to Great Salt Lake every day

The water that the district is sending to the lake is enough to fill 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools or 150 homes for a year.
1 month ago

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