Utah Drought

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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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Mark Jones

City of Layton saves 193.3 million gallons of water

City of Layton saved 193.3 million gallons of water in August.
1 year ago
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Mark Jones

The Utah drought is nothing to laugh at, but experts say it could be worse

As bad as the Utah drought has been this year, it's not as bad as it was in the 1930s. At least, not yet.
1 year ago
Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Teresa Brian...
Mary Richards

Major flooding in Hanksville near Capitol Reef National Park

Areas near Capitol Reef National Park are flooding again, and Hanksville is in especially bad shape.
1 year ago
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Curt Gresseth

Drought still gripping Utah, but residents using less water

Residents of Utah are moving in the right direction to mitigate drought conditions by watering less with July 2021 one of the wettest months.
1 year ago
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Dan Bammes

Irrigation companies shutting off water early because of the drought

Recent rain bought a little more time for irrigation/secondary water customers served by Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and others.
1 year ago
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Mary Richards

Record breaking rain won’t break the Utah drought, but it’s helping

We need another foot of rain to get to an "average" water year, still the monsoonal rains are bringing good news for the Utah drought.
1 year ago
The water level at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume, is at its lowest since it ...
Rachel Ramirez, CNN

First-ever water cuts declared for Colorado River in historic drought

The federal government on Monday declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time, triggering mandatory water consumption cuts for states in the Southwest, as climate change-fueled drought pushes the level in Lake Mead to unprecedented lows.
1 year ago
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Curt Gresseth

Poll: Utahns want infrastructure bill money for water improvements in state

Utahns overwhelmingly support spending federal money from the infrastructure bill, which passed the US Senate, for water capacity and upgrades, conservation and reducing the risk of wildfires in the state, according to a recent poll.
1 year ago
Utah had better traditional fire season...
Nick Wyatt

Fire crews are managing to keep most wildfires small this year

Fire crews are managing to keep most wildfires below 10 acres this year.
1 year ago
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Heather Kelly

July 2021 goes down as one of the wettest ever, but drought persists

More than 99% of Utah remains in "extreme" drought, even after July 2021 went down as one of the state's wettest months ever recorded.
1 year ago
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Dan Bammes

Glen Canyon Dam still generating power as California dam shuts down

PAGE, Ariz. — Glen Canyon Dam still has enough water to keep providing power, officials say.  Oroville, the dam upstream on the Feather River from Sacramento, California, had to shut down its power generation system this week because the water level dropped below the minimum level to continue operating. That had Utahns wondering whether the […]
1 year ago
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Jeff Caplan

Opinion: Sending Utah water to make Colorado ice in a drought is a weird flex

Colorado kids fill up coolers of ice made from Utah water. But don't we need the water? Colorado may have an ice shortage, but Utah has a water shortage.
1 year ago
(An aerial photo of Black Canyon in the Manti-La Sal National Forest shows dead spruce in 2019.  Ph...
Paul Nelson

Fire restrictions loosened at Manti-La Sal National Forest

The recent storms are sparking big changes at the Manti-La Sal National Forest. 
1 year ago
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Mary Richards

‘Localscapes’ can help your lawn be water-wise

"Localscapes" take what works for your specific area and your specific needs into consideration, with usable open space surrounded by planting beds.
1 year ago
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Nick Wyatt

Heavy rain has little impact on Utah drought

Sorry, Charlie: You can cancel the sprinkler for a few days, but recent heavy rain we received isn't enough to erase the ongoing drought in Utah.
1 year ago
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City issues a flash flood watch on Monday August 2, 2021....
Colby Walker

Flash Flood Watch issued for most of central and eastern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a flash flood watch for most of central and easter n Utah. The NWS says that flash floods are expected for Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef National Parks as well as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Staircase Escalante, Grand Gulch and […]
1 year ago
FILE PHOTO: Hail & Flooding in Enoch. (Christina Johansen)...
Nick Wyatt

More southern Utah flash flooding possible, burn scar debris flows

More flash flooding likely for southern Utah.
1 year ago
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Mark Jones and Mary Richards

Utah governor outlines four ways to conserve water in drought

Utah governor Spencer Cox and water manager announce four new steps to conserve water amid the drought.
1 year ago
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Mary Richards

State remains in extreme drought, but rain and people’s efforts are helping

The latest numbers on Utah's drought situation shows the state is still in bad shape, but rainstorms and efforts to conserve water are helping.
1 year ago
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Nick Wyatt

Bighorn sheep water supply on Antelope Island in question

Wildlife biologists say man-made water receptacles which provide water to bighorn sheep on Antelope Island are dry due to the drought.
1 year ago
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Curt Gresseth

Cloud seeding in Utah: We do it in winter, why not summer like Dubai?

Cloud seeding is a common winter practice in the western US, where it can help keep reservoirs filled. But if Dubai does it in the summer, why can't we?
1 year ago
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Nick Wyatt

Lake Powell at record low water level, could drop further

Lake Powell is currently at 33% capacity, which breaks the record water low from 2005. Water experts are worried the level will drop even further.
1 year ago
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Simone Seikaly

Fires started by fireworks in Utah and north Tooele counties Saturday night

The fire in Spanish Fork destroyed a barn and the hay inside and was called a criminal act by the Utah County Fire Marshal.
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