Utah Drought 2021

FILE: The receding waters of The Great Salt Lake are easy to see from Chopper 5. (KSL TV)...
Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

Numbers Explain How And Why American West Bakes, Burns, Dries Out

The American West is baking, burning, and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several others explain why it got this bad.
10 months ago
Dead mosquitoes (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Abatement Crews Struggle As Mosquitoes Multiply In Utah

Some abatement crews described 2021 as the worst mosquito season ever in Utah as they struggled to push back the pests this summer. Crews said the high temperatures were causing them to multiply.
10 months ago
Shaun Moser showing us how to check for yellowing an singed leaves that could be evidence of drough...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Some Trees Need Extra TLC To Survive Utah’s Drought 

As Utahns cut back on landscape watering during the intensity of the drought, experts said it's still important to monitor the health of our trees. They said trees are pretty resilient, but some of them might need a little extra help to survive. 
10 months ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Gunnison Reservoir In Sanpete County Listed At 0% Capacity

Gunnison Reservoir near Sterling in Sanpete County has been listed at 0% capacity. The reservoir is mostly used for agriculture, but it's another example of the extreme drought Utah is facing. 
11 months ago
Algae warning signs are posted at Mantua Reservoir. (KSL TBV)...
Mike Anderson & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Heat, Low Water Levels Increase Algal Bloom Risk In Utah

High temperatures and low water levels have combined to create some algal blooms in Utah waters that can be deadly for pets. 
11 months ago
Friday's forecast for Utah. (National Weather Service)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Excessive Heat Warnings In Effect; St. George Could Break State’s All-Time Temperature Record

Most of Utah will be under an excessive heat warning Friday with temperatures expected to reach triple digits Friday.
11 months ago
This is what the new weather data stations look like. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

New Tool Helps Predict Irrigation, Flash Flood Conditions Weeks Ahead Of Storms

With this unrelenting heat and drought, water managers in Utah developed a new tool to help them predict irrigation conditions or the severity of flash floods weeks ahead of any storms. 
11 months ago
Buckled concrete on a Utah highway. (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Extreme Heat Causing Utah Roads To Buckle 

Extreme heat has created a real problem for Utah roadways and the crews who keep the roads in good shape. 
11 months ago
Farmer Wade Eliason said he has 400 acres full of weeds instead of crops because of the severe drou...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Mental Health Growing Concern For Farmers During Drought 

Utah farmers have been hit hard, perhaps the hardest during the drought. With no end in sight, many farmers wondered how much longer they can hold on. 
11 months ago
A family was caught by surprise recently when efforts to shoo a moose from a backyard went sideways...
Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Wild Encounter With Moose Catches Kimball Junction Family By Surprise

A family was caught by surprise recently when efforts to shoo a moose from a backyard went sideways.
11 months ago
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Garna Mejia & Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Doctors Urge Caution For Utahns & Pets As Record Heat Lingers

Doctors and veterinarians are encouraging Utahns to know the early warning signs of heat-related illnesses and take preventative steps as record-breaking heat hits the Beehive State.
11 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Grasshopper Invasion Adding to Plight of Utah Farmers

"Between the hoppers and the drought... it's bad," one farmer said.
11 months ago
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Josh Ellis & Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Crews Finish I-215 Repairs After Road Buckles Due To Excessive Heat

Utah Department of Transportation crews worked overnight to repair concrete on Interstate 215 that buckled due to excessive heat.
11 months ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

Neighborhood Puts On Safe Fireworks Show

In one Saratoga Springs neighborhood, about 40 families pooled their money and came together to safely celebrate the 4th of July with personal fireworks.
11 months ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Utah Firefighters Patrol The Streets As People Begin Shooting Fireworks

In a season as dry as the one Utah's in, headed into a holiday weekend marked by fireworks, the crew at fire station 22 in Draper said they weren't waiting around for the call. They and firefighters across the state have extra staff on hand and will be patrolling the streets this weekend.
11 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

How To Prevent Your Vehicle From Sparking A Wildfire

Vehicles and other equipment start hundreds of wildfires in Utah every year. As hot and dry as it is heading into the holiday weekend, firefighters reminded residents to keep their hot cars away from dry grass. 
11 months ago
A firefighter drops off fireworks education flyers in the Rose Park Neighborhood. (KSL TV)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Firefighters Go Door To Door Warning About Fireworks

The drought, the heat, and fear of fireworks have left fire departments and residents on edge across Utah this Independence Day Weekend. 
11 months ago
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Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Every Drop Counts: How A Small Faucet Leak Can Lead To A Big Loss In Water

If the drips from a leaky faucet keep you awake at night, wait until you see the math on how much water those drops waste.
11 months ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Fire Officials Prepare For Fireworks Season, Urge Utahns Not To Light Them Off

Utahns can legally light off fireworks in select areas across the state beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, and one city is telling its residents if you’re not going to leave it to the professionals, bring them to our parks.
11 months ago
Salt Lake Communit College used xeriscaping and sprinkler management to reduce water use this year....
Jed Boal, KSL TV

SLCC Campus Cuts Water Use By 31% During Drought 

In the midst of this drought, many Utahns have been trying to find new ways to save on outdoor watering. Imagine trying to do that when you are responsible for dozens of acres of landscaping. KSL-TV caught up with Joel Evans, the grounds manager at Salt Lake Community College, to pick up a few tips for saving water for all of us. 
11 months ago
FILE: The receding waters of The Great Salt Lake are easy to see from Chopper 5. (KSL TV)...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Utah’s Great Salt Lake Nears Record Low Water Level 

For a brief time Wednesday, the water at the Great Salt Lake dipped below a record low. It was not an official reading because of how the measurements are made, but managers said the official record low is inevitable. 
11 months ago
The CDC recommends people only turn on the tap to wet their hands and then at the end to rinse soap...
Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Every Drop Counts: Can 20 Seconds of Hand-Washing Lead to Water Wasting?

To be clear, there is no one saying you should not wash your hands thoroughly – but water could be going to waste as we count a full 20 seconds and wash our hands under the running faucet.
11 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Lehi Restricts Additional Areas to Fireworks

Lehi is adding additional firework restrictions while opening parks for people to set them off.
11 months ago
More beach is exposed by low water levels at Pineview Reservoir (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah Drought Worsens Despite Cooler Temperatures, Showers Last Week

Cooler temperatures and some showers across Utah last week made conditions more enjoyable but the latest update showed the drought still got worse.
11 months ago
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