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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Will the snow be enough? Drought expert explains impact

Utah needs a lot of snow and wet weather this month to make up for a very dry start to the year.
7 months ago
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THOMAS PEIPERT and BRITTANY PETERSON, Associated Press

Where’s the snow? Rocky Mountain winter starts with a whimper

This is only the second time since 1976 that Salt Lake City has gone snowless through November.
10 months ago
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Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Every Drop Counts: Utah Restaurant Chain Cuts Back The Automatic Water Pour

Tsunami Restaurant and Sushi Bar stopped serving water automatically to patrons when they sit down to stop dumping untouched glasses of water.
1 year ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Lawn, Garden Secrets To Withstand Drought

Many people were immediately concerned about water restrictions and how their yard could survive these searing temperatures during a relentless drought.
1 year ago
Tom Favero's abandoned alfalfa field. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Drought Forces Farmers To Abandoned Fields

The extreme drought has already forced some Utah farmers to walk away from crops in thirsty fields just to get through a very dry year. 
1 year ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

BYU Professor: Tree Rings Reveal We May Be In A Megadrought 

The ongoing heatwave has set record temperatures all across Utah and now a professor at BYU, who studies drought, said he was not surprised by what Utah has seen over the last two decades. 
1 year ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Herriman, Washington Terrace Announce Water Conservation Changes 

With temperatures soaring into triple digits across most of Utah and drought that has severely affected every county this summer, Herriman and Washington Terrace announced new measures to save water. 
1 year ago
Utah reservoirs, like Little Dell Reservoir, are experiencing lower levels than normal, according t...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah Battles Worst Drought In The Last 50 Years

As the drought in Utah intensifies, a hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service reminded residents that the state's water supply will not rise again until next spring. In a year with average runoff, we would still be adding to our reservoirs, but this year, the runoff is drying up quickly. 
1 year ago
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Madison Swenson & Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Gov. Cox Issues New Executive Order On Utah Drought

Gov. Spencer Cox issued a new executive order on drought conditions in Utah, which includes limiting watering at state facilities and encouraging all residents to practice water conservation. He also called for a ban on fireworks for all state and unincorporated lands.
1 year ago
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Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Gov. Cox Calls Upon Utahns To Pray For Rain As Drought Persists

Governor Spencer Cox called upon all Utahns to pray for rain, while water officials asked residents to turn off the sprinklers in order to combat the effects of the drought.
1 year ago
Water levels at Pineview Reservoir are so low that water managers may shut down secondary water a f...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Early Shutdown Likely for Pineview Water Systems Customers

A lush, healthy-looking lawn may not be a viable option this year, at least in areas covered by Pineview Water Systems. General manager, Ben Quick said the situation is dire.
1 year ago
FILE: Missy Franklin of the United States competes in the second Semifinal of the Women's 200m Back...
Shara Park, KSL TV

Olympic Gold Medalist Now Promoting Water Safety

Missy Franklin Johnson is a five-time gold medalist in swimming who now works to keep children and adults safe around water.
1 year ago
More beach is exposed by low water levels at Pineview Reservoir (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Pineview Reservoir Water Level 18 Feet Below Normal

It's only May, but water levels at many of Utah's reservoirs are already below what we'd normally see in the Fall and there's little runoff remaining to melt away.
1 year ago
The Myton Complex Fire in Duchesne County. (Chopper 5/KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Large Duchesne County Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season

2020 was a record year for the number of wildfires in Utah started by humans, and drought conditions in 2021 could mean it’s more important than ever to make a plan to protect your home from the fire threat.
2 years ago
Utah mountains need more snow to fill reservoirs and lift the state out of a drought. (Winston Arma...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah Drought Worries Farmers, Ranchers, Water Managers

Even though recent storms covered Utah’s mountains with snow, the state is still in a drought and conservationists have already warned about reduced water use in the spring and summer.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Are Meters The Answer to Conserving Irrigation Water?

Facing a booming population and not enough irrigation water to keep up with demand, officials in Saratoga Springs decided in 2014 it was time to install meters and charge homeowners for each gallon they used on their landscapes.
3 years ago
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Misty Inglet, KTVB, Updated: 10:06 PM MDT May 10, 2019

‘It’s Basically a Death Trap’: Warning Issued After Log Jam Builds Up on Payette River

A log jam has built up in part of the Payette River, prompting emergency responders and the Boise National Forest to warn river users to avoid the area.
3 years ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Water Authorities Assess Snowpack Situation, Flooding Potential Statewide

As the storm picked up today, water managers and hydrologists got together to talk about Utah's phenomenal snowpack and what it means for our water resources, and even flooding, this spring.
4 years ago
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