Utah Drought 2021

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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Utah lawmaker pushes HOA in Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering

A state legislator said she's tried everything to get the HOA in her area of Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering, but every attempt has been ignored.
9 months ago
The East Canyon Fire burns near East Canyon State Park in Morgan County. (East Canyon State Park)...
Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Human-caused wildfires down, but Utah still ranks in Top 10 for fire danger

Utah's fire season this year has been mild compared to some of our neighbors in the West, but the Beehive State just landed at a concerning spot on a national list as the sixth-most dangerous state for wildfires in 2021.
9 months ago
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Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Neighbors Question Appearance Of SLC Cemetery During Ongoing Drought

Even the Salt Lake City Cemetery has apparently come under the scrutiny of neighbors for looking a little too green.
9 months ago
Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Demonstration Gardens (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Cash Incentives To Remove Turf, Replace With Water-Wise Plants

The Central Utah Water Conservancy District launched two programs this month to incentivize homeowners to replace water-thirsty turf with water wise plants.
9 months ago
The Dry Canyon Fire has burned 5 acres. (City of Orem Government/Facebook)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Crews Respond To New Fire Near Dry Canyon In Orem

Officials said the Dry Canyon Fire was reported early Wednesday morning and had burned an estimated 5 acres.
9 months ago
Bear Lake Drought...
Mike Anderson & Halston Brown, KSL TV

Low Water, Long Beaches Draw Big Crowds To Bear Lake

As low water levels are shutting down boat ramps around the state, park managers at Bear Lake State Park are seeing some of their biggest crowds ever.
10 months ago
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Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Stockton Residents Urged To Curb Water Usage To Protect Water System

Heavy rain and floods damaged Stockton's main water system, and users will have to rely on a backup generator and skip watering lawns until repairs can be made.
10 months ago
Crews from the Lehi Fire Department assist with suppression efforts near the Poverty Flats Fire in ...
Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Utah Firefighters Helping In Other States Ravaged By Wildfires

Firefighters from Lehi and Salt Lake City are in Montana to help fight raging wildfires in that state. Utah's recent rain and few wildfires allowed our state to help others.
10 months ago
ClubRec at Willard Bay. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Low Water Levels At Utah Reservoirs Slash Recreation Businesses

The extreme drought in Utah has been hurting some business owners where low water levels seem to be attracting fewer people. KSL-TV spoke with one business owner who said he's seeing the bottom line cut in half.
10 months ago
Aerial photo provided by the Utah Highway Patrol shows the aftermath of a crash that left eight dea...
Andrew Adams, KSL TV

UHP Trooper Gives First-Hand Account Of Deadly Dust Storm In Kanosh

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper said he drove into a wall of dust as one of the first on the scene of a deadly dust storm that took the lives of eight people.
10 months ago
Governor Water Plan...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Governor Cox Plans More Aggressive Water Conservation Measures

Even though Utah is receiving incredible rainfall in some parts of the state, the drought is far from over. So, Governor Spencer Cox plans to get aggressive about saving more water.
10 months ago
Employees from Lehi City, Draper City and Vineyard City prepare donated sandbags for travel to Ceda...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah County Cities Send 50K Sandbags To Cedar City, Moab

Crews from cities across Utah County prepared and transported 50,000 sandbags to southern Utah after this week's flash flooding in Moab and Cedar City.
10 months ago
Approx. 100 SUU Students Displaced By Monday's Flooding...
Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Cedar City Community Helps Flood Victims With Donations, Support

Generous community members in Cedar City made sure flood victims had food, clothing and housing after Monday's storm displaced around 200 people.
10 months ago
Algal blooms have slimed Utah Lake and dozens of other bodies of water in our state each of the las...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Dangerous Algal Blooms Developing Sooner Due To Utah’s Drought

Toxic algal blooms are developing earlier and are more widespread because of Utah's historic drought.
10 months ago
Antelope Island Drought...
Mike Anderson & Frances Cooke, KSL TV

Wildlife Biologists Considering Flying Fresh Water To Herds On Antelope Island

Biologists are considering something they have never done before; flying fresh water into the wilderness to help bison and bighorn sheep.
10 months ago
USGS hydrologic technician Travis Gibson confirms Great Salt Lake water levels at the SaltAire gaug...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Great Salt Lake Sets Record Low Water Level 

The U.S. Geological Survey reported Saturday that the southern portion of the Great Salt Lake dropped to a new historic low, and lake levels will get much worse before they improve. 
10 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Hydrologist Reveals How Much Summer Storms Actually Help Utah’s Drought

If the storm Thursday night didn't damage your home or cause any other problems, it definitely helped your trees, flowers, and lawn. The question is, how much? KSL-TV talked with a hydrologist about the difference a big dump of rain can make.
10 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Fireworks Legally Allowed For Pioneer Day Holiday Starting Thursday 

Beginning Thursday you can legally set off fireworks in designated areas as part of the Pioneer Day holiday. 
10 months ago
FILE: The receding waters of The Great Salt Lake are easy to see from Chopper 5. (KSL TV)...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Great Salt Lake Ties Record Low Level, Expected To Drop Even Lower

The Great Salt Lake officially tied its lowest level in recorded history, which was set in 1963, and the Utah Division of Water Resources said it's expected to drop even more over the coming days.
10 months ago
A home under construction in Oakley, Utah. (KSL TV)...
Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Oakley Places Hold On New Construction Due To Water Worries

The town of Oakley, which is home to about 1,700 people, has enacted a moratorium on new construction until more water is available.
10 months ago
Steps of what looks like an old schoolhouse. (KSL-TV)...
Mike Anderson & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Drought Reveals Foundations Of Old Pioneer Structures In Summit County

Dire drought conditions have revealed a rare piece of Utah history in the small town of Rockport. 
10 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Smithfield Makes Plans To Better Prepare For Future Droughts

The Smithfield City Council has unanimously approved a plan to build more ways to store and conserve water as Utah faces a historic drought. 
10 months ago
A firefighter walks a path as the Glass Fire burns along Highway 29 in Calistoga, Calif., on Thursd...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

KSL+: Changing Landscape for Wildland Firefighters

As fire seasons get longer and more intense, Utah is struggling to keep up, especially when it comes to staff. It's a lot of long hours, low wages, and dangerous work. We look at what will be needed to get firefighters to apply, and then stick around for wildland jobs as the need becomes greater across the country.
10 months ago
Lawn - watering - irrigation - How Water Conservation...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Lehi Residents Save Nearly 47 Million Gallons Of Water In One Week

The City of Lehi singled out the community after it conserved saved millions of gallons of water this week alone. 
10 months ago
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