Utah Drought

The Great Salt Lake's levels could mean bad news from dust that blows up in the wind....
Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Goals of the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative

The far-reaching impacts that have brought Utah media outlets together to tell the critical story of the Great Salt Lake.
2 months ago
farmers drought The dried Antelope Island marina at the Great Salt Lake is pictured....
Aimee Cobabe

The Great Salt Lake is shrinking, but one leader says we can reverse the trend

But, the Acting Director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources said that the state can reverse the trend.
2 months ago
Sprinkler water-wise utah drought...
Don Brinkerhoff, KSL Newsradio and Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Can water-wise landscaping help save the Great Salt Lake?

Utah residents may have to rethink how their water usage impacts the levels of the Great Salt Lake and our somwpacks.
2 months ago
Image of a tomato plant...
Chandler Holt

How does heat impact vegetables?

The heat has been no joke so far this summer. The sun is great for many plants, but the heat is another story. 
2 months ago
Colorado River Basin...
Lindsay Aerts

New research predicts Lake Powell, Lake Mead collapse if Colorado River Basin states don’t make sacrifices

A possible solution, among many suggested by the study authors, is a deal between the Colorado River Basin states to conserve and reduce water use.
2 months ago
NASA Lake Mead...
Caitlin Lilly

Satellite images from NASA show water loss at Lake Mead since 2000

NASA noted that water levels at Lake Mead currently stand at the lowest since April 1937 when it was originally filled.
2 months ago
Salt Lake Fireworks...
Devin Oldroyd

Firework restrictions throughout Utah as Pioneer Day approaches

As Utah prepares to celebrate Pioneer Day, firework restrictions are set up in towns and counties throughout the state.
2 months ago
Monarch butterflies land on branches at Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, Calif., Wednesday...
CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

Haddad, who was not directly involved in the listing, estimates that the population of monarch butterflies he studies in the eastern United States has declined between 85% and 95% since the 1990s.
2 months ago
The Great Salt Lake is pictured with a receded water line...
Leia Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune

Yes, data centers use a lot of water, but a Utah company shows it doesn’t have to be that way

Compared to most massive data centers around the state and the world, Novva uses a fraction of the water.
3 months ago
A woman crosses the street holding an umbrella up. Did the recent rain help the drought in Utah?...
Adam Small

Recent rain appreciated, but not enough to help the drought in Utah says meteorologist

The drought in Utah hasn't budged, according to a local meteorologist, despite some monsoonal rains hitting the Wasatch Front over the past week.
3 months ago
Sen. Mitt Romney is introducing a bill to help the Great Salt Lake's historically low water levels....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Sen. Romney introduces bill to help Great Salt Lake

Sen. Mitt Romney is proposing a bill that would fund a study into saving the Great Salt Lake, just days after it hit its most historic lows. 
3 months ago
A man walking the Great Salt Lake on an area that has dried up due to drought....
Martha Harris

Gov. Cox responds to national attention on Utah drought

Following national attention, Gov. Spencer Cox wants people to know about the positive steps the state has taken to manage the drought.
3 months ago
The Great Salt Lake has reached a historic low level of water....
Waverly Golden

The Great Salt Lake water level reaches a historic low as Utah continues to face extreme drought

Utah is in an extreme drought, causing the Great Salt Lake to reach a historic low level. Over the past 128 years, 2022 has been the driest year to date in Utah.
3 months ago
This June 5, 2013, image provided by the California Department of Water Resources shows a drip irri...
JESSICA DAMIANO Associated Press

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought

Watering needs for plants could increase during periods of extreme heat, when the soil dries out more quickly.
3 months ago
Salt Lake County is working to make sure its golf courses don't use as much water in the drought co...
Martha Harris

Salt Lake County says it has decreased water-use on its golf courses

Salt Lake County says it has back water usage on its golf courses. The county says it has done by changing how they water.
3 months ago
Low water levels are plaguing the Great Salt Lake for several summers now....
Dan Bammes

Lake Powell is sitting low; this group is trying to raise the water levels

Lake Powell has been drying up for years. and one group wants its levels go up by 60 feet. But that's not how a 2017 drought plan had it mapped.
3 months ago
Multiple Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints buildings are featured in the photo. The churc...
Michele Rowe

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks for ways to reduce water usage across it’s properties

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement today about the steps they are taking to help with the drought.
3 months ago
Lynndyl has run out of water...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

This Southern Utah town has run out of water in the middle of June

An entire Utah town in Millard County is now out of water on June 16. It's because of a pump issue.
4 months ago
fireworks Utah...
Curt Gresseth

Is it time to ban fireworks in Utah? For some, the answer is yes.

A recent survey found that 40% of Utahns who were asked about banning fireworks this year said yes.
4 months ago
golf course in Spanish Fork. Amid the drought it went through an update...
Curt Gresseth

Spanish Fork golf course tees off against Utah’s drought

The mayor of Spanish Fork describes the changes made at the city's Oaks Golf Course to save water during Utah's historic and ongoing drought.
4 months ago
A black bear...
Adam Small

Utah drought making encounters with black bears more likely

Black bears in Utah might be easier to run into this year as the drought kills off the plants that make up most of their diet.
4 months ago
Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass...
Curt Gresseth

Fight the drought, install artificial turf. Landscape expert shares advice.

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 […]
5 months ago
BYU study finds we need to stop watering as much as we are....
Mark Jones

Division of Natural Resources offers weekly lawn watering guide

The Division of Natural Resources has developed a lawn watering guide to help homeowners know when they should water their lawns.
5 months ago
Sprinkler water-wise utah drought...
Mark Jones

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District asking communities to reduce water use

The Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is asking communities to reduce water use.
5 months ago

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