Utah’s Drought

Utah snowpack...
 Carter Williams

‘It just keeps coming’: Warnings issued in Utah with wintry week ahead

Monday is officially the first day of spring, but it might not feel like that in parts of Utah.
1 day ago
Courtney Rundell installing sump...
Mike Anderson

Plumbers busy with sump pump calls in northern Utah

As the weather starts to warm up, a growing number of people are preparing for the spring runoff.
3 days ago
Tremonton flooding...
Mike Anderson

Flooding reminds Box Elder residents of 2017 troubles

Homeowners in Box Elder County said they're seeing some harsh reminders of the flooding in 2017 as they watched similar scenes unfold Wednesday night.
4 days ago
Cache County sandbags...
Mike Anderson

Cache County workers prepare for flooding ahead of spring runoff

Residents and emergency managers all across Utah have been preparing for the worst as the winter’s massive snowfall turns into runoff.
5 days ago
Little Cottonwood Canyon closed for avalanche mitigagtion Monday...
Jed Boal

Overworked crews continue avalanche cleanup work

With another wet snowstorm on Utah‘s doorstep, UDOT avalanche crews are ready for another round.  They are as busy as they’ve ever been and using up their artillery at an unprecedented pace.
6 days ago
Flaming Gorge Dam...
Alex Cabrero

Heavy snowpack delays water releases at Flaming Gorge

Managers paused water releases from Flaming Gorge Dam months early this week because of this winter’s deep snowpack.
6 days ago
generic snowpack photo...
Mike Anderson

Is tree-thining a solution for saving the Great Salt Lake?

As we look for ways to raise the levels of the Great Salt Lake, some local leaders are pushing tree-thinning as a way to get more water downstream.
17 days ago
Snow on the red rocks of southern Utah. (KSLTV)...
Courtney Orton

Southern Utah officials believe recent storms will positively impact drought conditions

Wednesday's storm left a mark on southern Utah from Bryce Canyon all the way to St. George, bringing snow, ice, and rain.
19 days ago
FILE PHOTO — Flaming Gorge Reservoir...
Carter Williams

Upper Colorado River Basin to suspend downstream releases from Flaming Gorge

Utah and three other states have agreed to suspend additional water releases from Flaming Gorge, ending a program that began last year as an effort to boost Lake Powell reservoir levels.
20 days ago
UDOT Snow Plow...
Jed Boal

UDOT exceeds annual plow budget, will borrow from non-essential paving to get by

The Utah Department of Transportation has already busted the annual budget for snow removal, even with two months of potential plowing left.
21 days ago
Great Salt Lake shoreline...
Kevin Eubank

Saving the Great Salt Lake is not going to be a quick fix

Getting the Great Salt Lake back to a comfortable water level is going to take a lot of precipitation and work.
25 days ago
Mountain snow...
Mike Anderson

Some Utah communities are now worrying about floods

The snow seems to keep on coming, and that's why many communities in Utah are already preparing for the chance of a busy flooding season.
25 days ago
Snowpack photo...
Kevin Eubank

More deep snowpack years needed to lift Utah from drought

Utah has had so many solid winter storms this season that we are well above the average for snowpack.  But when it comes to the drought situation in Utah, this is not a one-and-done deal.
25 days ago
Chopper 5 vew of the Great Salt Lake....
Matt Rascon

KSL+: Snowpack, drought, and what comes next?

Winter kicked off with storm after storm and there are no signs of it letting up the rest of the season. The state of the drought is looking better.
26 days ago
Sledding on a snow day...
Matt Gephardt

Kids, parents ditch at-home learning for a sled and a snowy hill

In Salt Lake City, the inches of snow were fewer than they were in the mountains or some other parts of the valley - but they still certainly had their impact.
26 days ago
Ashley Bingham shovels snow...
Karah Brackin

Storm buries Tooele with two feet of snow

That storm brought several inches of snow to many parts of Utah but in Tooele, the white stuff was measured in feet.
26 days ago
Logan Canyon snow...
Mike Anderson

Sardine, Logan canyons hit with heavy snow and closures

State Troopers in northern Utah are already putting in several long hours with this storm as the weather hit started to impact Sardine and Logan canyons early Tuesday afternoon.
27 days ago
UDOT snowplow...
Karah Brackin & Cary Schwanitz

UDOT started preparing early for Tuesday’s winter storm

Ahead of what it expected to be a big winter storm for most of the state, the Utah Department of Transportation planned to work overnight Tuesday.
27 days ago
Receding Salt Lake...
Matt Rascon

KSL+: What is Utah doing about its drought?

It’s been an issue in the state for decades and with the most recent shrinking of the Great Salt Lake, water has become a critical part of the conversation at the State Capitol.
1 month ago
Chopper 5 flies over the site of a new golf course by Tiger Woods set to open near Heber and Park C...
Alex Cabrero

New golf course designed by Tiger Woods set to open in 2025 Park City area

A new golf course set to come to the Park City area is being designed by Tiger Woods. While it may be exciting, it has a lot of people wondering about the water it will take to run it.
1 month ago
Work on the Great Salt Lake berm...
Carter Williams

Cox orders Great Salt Lake causeway berm to be raised another 5 feet

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a new executive order Friday, calling on the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to raise the Great Salt Lake causeway berm by 5 feet.
2 months ago
Tooele sunrise...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Snow advisories could bring up to 14 inches of snow Friday night

The snow is back, yet again. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Wasatch Mountains, where 6 to 14 inches or more of snow is forecast between Friday and Saturday. It remains in effect through late Saturday afternoon.
2 months ago
pink clouds are resting on dark blue mountains....
Carter Williams, ksl.com

Utah’s snowpack to get another boost, as another storm arrives this weekend

Utah's mountain snowpack is about to get another boost.
2 months ago
Snow depth doubled in 30 days...
Jed Boal

Researcher: Snow depth doubles in 30 days at some sites

The snow keeps piling up quickly in Utah’s mountains, delivering the kind of water that communities need to climb out of the extended drought.  
2 months ago

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