Utah Drought 2021

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.
3 days 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.
10 days 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.
24 days 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.  
26 days ago
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Jed Boal

Dense, wet snow making a dent in Utah’s drought

The storms that keep dumping wet snow on Utah are exactly what we need to recover from extended drought, and there’s another one moving in. There’s also improvement on the drought monitor map. 
1 month ago
Little Cottonwood Canyon closed for avalanche mitigagtion Monday...
Cary Schwanitz

Utah braces for another round of snow

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Utah’s southern mountains for Thursday as another storm moves in.
1 month ago
Sundance downed trees...
Ladd Egan

Full power expected to be restored at Sundance on Friday

Power restoration to Sundance Mountain Resort and surrounding homes is taking longer than expected after the latest storm dumped more than four feet of snow on the area.
1 month ago
snow plow little cottonwood canyon...
Mike Anderson

No relief in sight for UDOT snowplow drivers

This winter’s string of snowstorms is keeping snow plow drivers especially busy and there is more on the way.
1 month ago
state route 210 closed for avalanche danger...
Cary Schwanitz

Utah storm brings avalanche warnings, big snow

Another storm has moved into Utah bringing rain, snow, and avalanche dangers through Sunday.
1 month ago
Crowded Alta ski lift...
Mike Anderson

Great ski conditions also bring great need for traffic solution

A lot of snow so far this winter is keeping skiers happy but it also brings an added risk of avalanche danger.
1 month ago
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Jed Boal

Storms helping Utah build snowpack, recover from drought

This snowstorm hitting Utah will deliver exactly what statewide snowpack needs to help recover from the extended drought. Plus, there are a handful of days ahead with storms in the forecast.
1 month ago
Incoming snow squall in North Salt Lake....
Cary Schwanitz

Rain, snow and avalanche danger continue through the weekend

Utah’s snowy and wet winter will continue through this weekend.
1 month ago
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Jed Boal

Snowpack off to a good start in Utah; much more snow needed over next few months

The snowstorm that swept through Utah earlier this week delivered exactly what the state needs to start recovering from the extended drought.
2 months ago
Snowfall on peaks of the Wasatch Front taken the first week of November....
Jed Boal

Snow survey hydrologist: Utah is off to a great start, but snow needs to keep coming

A local hydrologist says he's optimistic about what the Beehive State is getting right now in terms of rain and snow, but he's also cautious.
3 months ago
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Shelby Lofton

Dead fish found on Utah shoreline, running out of cool water to survive

Record high temperatures this late in the summer and low water levels are killing some of the fish in Utah waters.
5 months ago
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Jed Boal

Salt Lake City sells out of grass blend that uses 30% less water

Salt Lake City has innovated a way for its water users to enjoy a green lawn and save water this summer. It’s a blend of grass seeds that uses 30% less water than bluegrass.
5 months ago
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Debbie Worthen

Family gardens taking a big hit due to drought, record heat

Record heat, drought and sky-high prices at the grocery store are taking a toll on families. For those that rely on home gardening for food storage, this year has been extra tough.
6 months ago
LAKE POWELL, UTAH - 27 APRIL 2022 : Satellite view of Lake Powell in Utah. (Photo by Gallo Images/O...
Ella Nilsen and Rachel Ramirez, CNN

New water cuts coming for Southwest as Colorado River falls into Tier 2 shortage

The federal government announced Tuesday the Colorado River will operate in a Tier 2 shortage condition for the first time starting in January.
6 months ago
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Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune

Lawn gone: ‘Localscaping’ may save water, but can it rescue the Great Salt Lake?

The idea is catching on in cities as Utahns shift their thinking about landscaping. The trick is ensuring enough water trickles downstream.
7 months ago
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Josh Ellis

Church to reduce watering at temples, meetinghouses across West

Lawns and landscapes at some temples and meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be allowed to brown and become dormant as the Church reduces watering across the American West.
8 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Eagle Mountain residents encouraged to water twice a week

Residents in Eagle Mountain have been encouraged by city officials to water their lawns twice per week due to rising temperatures.
8 months ago
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Mike Anderson

Utah firefighters train and prepare for hot, dry summer

There's a high potential for several wildfires as drought conditions continue to plague Utah, and firefighters from eight different counties are working together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.
8 months ago
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Matt Gephardt & Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Thousands complain of water waste – but how is it enforced?

Lots of people are not afraid to call out water wasters. But are those complaints to water officials investigated? And does anything happen to stop the waste? KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt went fishing for answers.
9 months ago
The East Bench of Salt Lake City receives a dusting of snow the morning of May 9, 2022. (Jed Boal/K...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Drought coordinator: Hold off on watering; consult the weekly lawn watering guide

The cool, wet spring Utah is having is exactly what the state needs in the midst of this historic drought. The wet weather won’t really make a dent in the drought, but it can help everyone save water, if we take advantage of it.
9 months ago
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