Utah’s Water

Crews started to burn invasive phragmites Friday....
Mike Anderson

Firefighters burn invasive phragmites in Ogden Bay

Crews started to burn 2,000 acres of invasive phragmites in the Ogden Bay Wildlife Management Area Friday.
24 hours ago
A map shows where the Chief Toquer reservoir will connect to the Ash Creek Reservoir....
Cary Schwanitz

Feds pour $7 million into southern Utah water pipeline project

A project to build a new pipeline that will run from the Ash Creek Reservoir to the Chief Toquer Reservoir received $7 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
17 days ago
Douglas Emhoff poses with Utah delegates...
Lindsay Aerts

Second Gentleman visits Utah touting federal money to help Salt Lake City’s aging water pipes

The second gentleman of the United States, Doug Emhoff, was in Utah today to help announce a program to replace aging pipes in Salt Lake City.
22 days ago
Emma Benson

South Jordan combats water scarcity with new recycling water technology

As the Utah population grows, so does our need for clean water. One city is aiming to be more water-wise.
22 days ago
The Glen Canyon Dam holds back the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on July 18, 2022. Lake P...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Here’s how much Lake Powell is expected to rise this year

Lake Powell is expected to receive a decent bump in the coming months, but experts say it still has a "long way to go" after years of drought.
24 days ago
an avalanche over steep ground and trees...
Lindsay Aerts

Water watchers ‘encouraged’ that this year’s extra runoff could help Great Salt Lake rise

Rain and snow could hit Utah overnight - adding to Utah's already-above-average snowpack.
1 month ago
More snow and high winds are expected across Utah...
Cary Schwanitz

WEATHER ALERT: Snow, high winds returning to Utah

The National Weather Service said we are in for a one-two weather punch including snow and high winds along Utah this week.
1 month ago
Lab results after Salt Lake City officials find a small percentage PFAS in groundwater...
Aimee Cobabe, KSL NewsRadio and Shelby Lofton, KSL TV

Salt Lake water officials say there’s ‘no danger’ to drinking water after chemicals found in city wells

During a recent federal water sampling program, Salt Lake City officials discovered PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” in two of the city's more than twenty groundwater wells.
1 month ago
Utah's above-normal snowpack at Snowbird...
Cary Schwanitz

February snow totals guarantee above-normal snowpack, Great Salt Lake level increases

The above normal snowpack in February will add water to the Great Salt Lake.
1 month ago
Lake Powell "bathtub ring" indicates the need for Colorado River plan...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Feds adopt emergency Colorado River plan that aims to save Lake Powell and Lake Mead

Federal officials are enacting an emergency Colorado River to reduce water consumption by at least 3 million acre-feet in coming years.
1 month ago
The trench that's apart of the new 115-acre reservoir project....
Shara Park

New reservoir to help southern Utah water supply moves closer to reality

A new source of water is one step closer to becoming a reality for residents in southern Utah's Washington County with the Chief Toquer Reservoir.
1 month ago
Snow in Little Cottonwood Canyon...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

WEATHER ALERT: Here’s what to expect as remnants of California blizzard head to Utah

A storm arriving in Utah has the potential to deliver multiple feet of mountain snow and decent valley accumulation this weekend, depending on variables.
1 month ago
Jordanelle Reservoir. 12/19/2033 (Michael Jefferson)...
Eliza Pace

Utah’s water conditions, including snowpack, look ‘optimistic,’ experts say

Storms from January have increased snowpack levels and Utah's water supply shows signs of "resilience and abundance."
2 months ago
Utah Lake water release...
Alex Cabrero

Utah Lake release sends 300 million gallons of water a day into the Great Salt Lake

The Utah Lake control gates in Saratoga Springs opened Thursday morning to release water into the Great Salt Lake.
2 months ago
Kids building igloo...
Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio

Utah snowpack is now in great shape

What a difference a month can make. Data revealed that statewide, the Utah snowpack has grown to over 100%. In some regions, it has reached over 120%. 
2 months ago
Great Salt Lake bed...
Mike Anderson

Dust from Great Salt Lake helps algal blooms thrive, study finds

A new study is putting a large part of the blame for algal blooms on blowing dust.
2 months ago
A mix of water and snow on the Snowbasin road. (...
Mike Anderson

Weather analysts say February wet storms will increase snowpack

February is bringing some strong numbers when it comes to Utah's snowpack along the Wasatch Front.
2 months ago
Sign showcasing information about the Great Sale Lake Shorelands preserve....
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

Invasive phragmites are needlessly sucking water out of Great Salt Lake

An invasive plant species is using excessive water around the Great Salt Lake.
2 months ago
A sail boat on the Great Salt Lake...
Carter WIlliams, KSL.com

Should the Great Salt Lake be considered a person? Group says yes, Utah bill says no

A bill passed the senate which prohibits legislation from giving extra rights to the Great Salt Lake.
3 months ago
Brock Peery and his daughter Berkley, 6, walk back to their car during a snowstorm in Salt Lake Cit...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Utah research may change everything we know about snowfall

A new study led by University of Utah researchers offers new insight into how and why snowflakes fall the way they do.
4 months ago
During a possible drought in Southwest Utah, Washington County Water Conservatory said its infrastr...
Alex Cabrero

Washington County: Infrastructure will remedy possible drought in southwest Utah

During a possible drought in southwest Utah, Washington County Water Conservatory said its infrastructure ensures drinking water is safe, but conservation should still always be part of life in the desert.
4 months ago
An irrigation control wheel to allow or prevent water from running through ditches...
Dan Rascon and Larry D. Curtis

Great Salt Lake: Utah farmers adapting to survive drought, changing water laws

According to the USDA, more than 500 Utah farms went out of business between 2017 and 2022 while Utah goes through decades of drought. New Utah laws change a long-standing policy of 'use it or lose it.'
5 months ago
meetinghouse landscaping...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Church implements ‘important’ landscape pilot program to cut water use

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has redesigned the landscape outside six of its Utah meetinghouses and is working to complete a seventh as it seeks to move forward with new conservation goals first outlined last year at the height of the state's severe drought.
5 months ago
President Chee shows KSL 5 News photographer the artesian well. (Erin Cox, KSL TV)...
Erin Cox

Water project to bring running water to southern Utah community for the first time

A community in southern Utah has been living for years without running water. Last year, they integrated electricity into their homes, and now they face the challenge of designing a water line around some archaeological sites.
5 months ago

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