Utah’s Water

Before and after measuring station...
Jed Boal

Utah’s record snow is so deep it buried measuring equipment

The record-breaking snowfall this winter has been phenomenal, maybe even more so in the eyes of those who study it closely.  
11 hours ago
(Chopper 5/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Greatest snow on Earth: Utah’s snowpack hits record high

Things are about as good as it can get for the Greatest Snow on Earth: Utah has set a record for its statewide snowpack, passing the previous mark set 40 years ago.
13 hours ago
SNOTEL snow survey...
Lauren Steinbrecher, Matt Rascon

Utah will likely set historic snow record Friday

Thursday was on track to make history in Utah, with the snowpack ready to inch past a 40-year-old record. It all came down to a tenth of an inch.
1 day ago
Clearing Little Cottonwood Creek...
Jed Boal

Creek clearing is underway in Salt Lake to minimize threat of flooding

Many Utah communities are working proactively to minimize flooding that may happen when the snowmelt runoff really gets going in the next couple of months.
1 day ago
An empty donation table with the American Red Cross logo. (Jon Cherry/Getty Images)...
Katija Stjepovic

Red Cross warns Utahns to be prepared for flooding, spring runoff. Here’s how.

The American Red Cross has a warning for Utahns this spring – prepare for the possibility of flooding in the coming months.
2 days ago
Utah snowpack...
Jed Boal

Record-setting snow improves Utah drought conditions

As spring begins on the calendar, Utah’s snowpack continues to grow in record territory.
3 days ago
Debris in Little Cottonwood Creek...
Andrew Adams

Residents concerned about flooding, debris hazards in streams

Neighbors were expressing concerns about potential debris hazards in Little Cottonwood Creek Monday as Salt Lake County emergency managers urged people to report problems ahead of increased flows due to spring runoff.
4 days ago
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.
6 days 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 days ago
A great blue heron at Farmington Bay on Feb. 19, 2022. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai...
Carter Williams

Church of Jesus Christ donating 5.7K water shares to the Great Salt Lake

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to donate 5,700 water shares that will send more than 20,000 acre-feet of water to the struggling Great Salt Lake, Utah officials announced Wednesday.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
21 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.
23 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.
25 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.
29 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.
29 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.
30 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago

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