Utah Drought

Sprinkler watering lawn pictured. Drought water conservation made improvements this year....
Chris Jacobs

Water levels indicate that Utah’s water conservation efforts are working

The Division of Water Resources reported that drought conditions are lower than last year and water conservation has maintained consistent water levels.
2 days ago
Sprinkler is shown. Salt Lake water usage was down, saving almost 3 billion gallons...
Kate Davis

Salt Lake saved almost 3 billion gallons of water this season

Lower Salt Lake water usage led the county to save billions of gallons of water in the face of Utah's ongoing drought.
11 days ago
Dry lakebed...
Rachel Ramirez, CNN

The upstream water used to keep Lake Powell afloat is running out

The dam is a key source of energy in the region, generating power for as many as 5.8 million homes and businesses in seven states, and is at high risk of being forced offline should the lake's level drop below 3,490 feet above sea level.
13 days ago
powell plane crash...
Lindsay Aerts

A pipeline from Lake Powell to Washington County is taking shape

Utah is moving forward with the Lake Powell Pipeline, but opponents say it's too costly and that Utah doesn't have the right to divert the water.
17 days ago
utah heat high elevation people on sidewalk in salt lake city...
Becky Bruce

It’s not just hot – this September heat wave is impacting high altitude locations as well

Traveling to high altitude does not afford much relief from the heat wave in northern Utah this week, with blame falling on the high-pressure system above.
26 days ago
The Great Salt Lake has reached a historic low level of water....
Alejandro Lucero

Utah youth to hold funeral style demonstration for Great Salt Lake

A funeral style demonstration will be held by Utah Youth Environmental Solutions Network on Sept. 3. It will begin at 11 a.m.
30 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox is pictured....
Adam Small

Gov. Cox feels optimistic about the future of The Great Salt Lake, air quality and job growth

Gov. Spencer Cox spoke on numerous issues at Utah State University on Thursday, stating he was optimistic about the issues facing Utah.
30 days ago
utah had its hottest summer this year....
Amie Shaeffer and Simone Seikaly

Utah sets heat record for hottest summer

Three factors are contributing to Utah's record-breaking heat: climate change, soil moisture, and low levels of the Great Salt Lake.
1 month ago
Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina...
Jessica Lowell

Boat ramp at Great Salt Lake State Park closed due to low water levels

The Great Salt Lake State Park has closed its boat ramp due to low water levels. Visitors to the park can still launch their boats, but will do so at their own risk, according to the Utah Division of State Parks.
1 month ago
Great Salt Lake bill...
Lindsay Aerts

Cloud seeding: a potential save for the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake has seen record low levels due to severe drought. Cloudseeding could help.
1 month ago
Sen. Mitt Romney...
Becky Bruce

After tour of Great Salt Lake, Sen. Romney says feds are here to help

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney took a tour of the Great Salt Lake Friday to look over the situation and how the lake can be saved.
1 month ago
farmers drought The dried Antelope Island marina at the Great Salt Lake is pictured....
Allie Litzinger and Dan Bammes

Farmers confront grim choices in midst of severe drought

A survey shows many farmers are being forced to leave fields uncultivated, destroy orchards and sell cattle herds due to severe drought.
1 month ago
Colorado River...
Lindsay Aerts

Utah won’t be forced to cut water use from Colorado River, at least for now

While still being required to conserve water, Utah will not have its water use cut from the Colorado River, at least for now, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.
2 months ago
FILE:  Satellite view of Lake Powell in Utah, in April, 2022. (Gallo Images/Orbital Horizon/Coperni...
Ella Nilsen and Rachel Ramirez, CNN

Colorado River falls into Tier 2 shortage, new cuts coming for Southwest

The federal government is implementing new mandatory water cuts and asking states to devise a plan to save the river basin.
2 months ago
Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Natural Resources...
Chandler Holt

Some Utah areas see slight drop in drought levels

A drought update from the Utah Division of Water Resources offers a glimpse of good news for Utah. Division spokesman Michael Sanchez says you can thank a good monsoonal season for a slight drop in the percentage of the state that is in extreme drought or worse
2 months ago
The water level at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume, is at its lowest since it ...
Nouran Salahieh and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN

More human remains discovered in Lake Mead’s receding waters

More human remains have been found in the receding waters of Lake Mead, authorities announced Saturday. This is the fourth time human remains have been found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area since May.
2 months ago
Four American white pelicans forage in Utah Lake on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The Daybreak Water Compan...
Martha Harris

Low water levels at Utah Lake cause restrictions for Daybreak

The Daybreak Water Company says its secondary access at Utah Lake is restricted due to low water levels. However, a expert says those restrictions are in place for the health of the lake.
2 months ago
sprinkler is pictured. Secondary water is used for irrigation....
Kate Davis

Utah Board of Water Resources approves nearly $200 million to build secondary water meters

Grants totaling around $190 million will be used to build over 100,000 new secondary water meters across the state of Utah.
2 months ago
water restrictions Washington County...
Simone Seikaly

Restrictions on golf courses, non-functional grass among Washington County strict water rules

The new Washington County water ordinances also ask residents and businesses to use secondary, or untreated water for outdoor use when available.
2 months ago
A woman places a statue on water-wise landscaping...
Devin Oldroyd

New poll says Utahns want incentives for water-wise landscaping

A new poll shows half of Utahns believe incentives for water-wise landscaping would be the best way to encourage water conservation.
2 months ago
The drying Great Salt Lake is pictured at Farmington Bay...
Lindsay Aerts

Your Diet Coke can could be in jeopardy if the Great Salt Lake dries up

As the Great Salt Lake shrinks, the impact of its decline grows. Industries from food to recreation stand to be affected by the lake's declining water levels.
2 months ago
Great Salt Lake bill...
Dan Bammes

Romney’s Great Salt Lake bill folded into larger law, passes the Senate

Sen. Mitt Romney's Great Salt Lake bill was rolled into the larger Water Resources Development Act of 2022, which just passed in the Senate.
2 months ago
Salt Lake County is working to make sure its golf courses don't use as much water in the drought co...
Allie Litzinger

Salt Lake water watchers say Utahns stepped up to conserve water

The Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is happy with the results after asking customers to conserve by reducing water use by 10% back in May.
2 months ago
Clouds over antelope island are pictured. The DNR wants to try cloud seeding to help the lake...
Lindsay Aerts

Cloud seeding could bring more water to the Great Salt Lake, Utah Department of Natural Resources says

Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification. The Utah Department of Natural Resources thinks it could bring more water to the Great Salt Lake.
2 months ago

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