Utah’s Water

CORINNE, UTAH - AUGUST 02: In an aerial view, an evaporation pond is pinkish-red due to high salini...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Dust hot spots: Where is Great Salt Lake’s toxic dust most likely to originate?

Kevin Perry believes there are many "trigger points" that indicate when there is something wrong with the Great Salt Lake.
10 days ago
The Shorelines Preserve at the Great Salt Lake (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Using stormwater to create wetlands at the Great Salt Lake

The Nature Conservancy will soon be using stormwater to create new wetlands off the shores of the Great Salt Lake.
17 days ago
Bear River Massacre site. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Restoration of Idaho’s Bear River Massacre site may benefit Great Salt Lake

Current efforts to restore the site of the Bear River Massacre could benefit the whole Wasatch Front in a big way.
18 days ago
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Dan Spindle

Biologist says Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem is near collapse

A biology professor said the Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem is dangerously close to collapsing, creating a risk for all of Utah.
22 days ago
The Stockton town council is holding an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss an ongoing water cris...
Jed Boal

Large crowd expected for emergency water meeting in Stockton Thursday night

The town of Stockton in Tooele County is up against several critical water issues heading into an emergency meeting with the town council and mayor Thursday.
1 month ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina closes boat ramp

As water levels at the Great Salk Lake continue to set record lows. the Great Salt Lake Park and Marina closed the boat ramp on Thursday.
1 month ago
In this aerial view, low water levels are visible at Lake Powell on June 24, 2021 in Lake Powell, U...
Jed Boal

‘Everyone’s going to have to live with less water’ Interior Department says of Colorado River

As the drought crisis intensified across the West, the Department of the Interior Tuesday announced urgent actions to improve and protect the future of the Colorado River System. They’re calling for swift action by everyone in the system.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal

Utah water board taking steps to meter secondary water connections by 2030

One of the biggest water conservation projects in the history of Utah was on the table at the Division of Water Resources Thursday. The water board reviewed 70 grant applications for projects that would put meters on more than 100,000 secondary water connections.
2 months ago
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Madison Swenson

Washington County implements most restrictive water ordinances in Utah

The largest cities in Washington County have implemented new water ordinances to help protect water resources in what a press release called the nation's fastest growing region.
2 months ago
FILE: An active Monsoon season will not have an impact on Utah's drought. (Pineview reservoir file ...
Jed Boal

Salt Lake City ends July with all-time record high temperatures

For the second straight year, Salt Lake City set a record for the hottest July. This year it was more than one-and-a-half degrees hotter than a year ago.
2 months ago
Sprinklers water a Utah farmer's field. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Gov. Cox releases water conservation plan for Utah’s biggest users – farmers

Governor Cox rolled out chapter three of his water conservation plan Wednesday which focused on water savings for Utah's agriculture industry.
2 months ago
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Sean Higgins, KUER 90.1

Critics say the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act pushes more study when action is what’s needed

SALT LAKE CITY — State leaders are optimistic federal legislation that could provide millions in funding to help the shrinking Great Salt Lake will have traction in Washington, but some water advocates in Utah are still not satisfied. The Great Salt Lake Recovery Act was introduced by Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Reps. Burgess Owens and Chris […]
2 months ago
Lehi is saving more water even as its population grows. (KSL TV)...
Matt Rascon

Lehi touts huge water savings compared to last year

Lehi leaders said the city's water restrictions are paying off in a big way, after touting savings of more than 4.2 million gallons of water in one week compared to the same week last year.
2 months ago
The McFarland family farm in Weber County is dealing with rising costs for fuel, chemicals and mate...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Weber County family farm fights through herbicide shortages, drought, rising costs

A shortage of chemicals found in herbicides is putting even more rising costs on the backs of Utah farmers, in an already difficult year.
3 months ago
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Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News & Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Can this technology be an answer to farmland water use in the West?

Utah's serious water shortage is forcing the agriculture community to change their ways. And it could change the future of farming across the state. KSL's Dan Spindle traveled to Emery County to see one high-tech solution in action.
4 months ago
Great Salt Lake Rowing Club on the lake. (Credit: Ray Boone)...
Ray Boone, KSL TV

‘It’s just idyllic’: Great Salt Lake Rowing Club plows ahead, despite low water levels

Rowing may not be the first spot that comes to mind when you think of popular recreation spots in Utah, but one enthusiastic group is working to change that perception.
4 months ago
Wasatch Charter School in Salt Lake City assigned 8th graders to research and study the Great Salt ...
Dan Spindle & Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Art project shows students how drought threatens the Great Salt Lake area

The Great Salt Lake is a critical resource for families here in Utah but sometimes it's difficult to express its importance with data and statistics. One group of local teenagers hopes creativity can bridge the gap and bring understanding and urgency to the issue. 
4 months ago
New drought research by Rob Sowby, a water resources engineer at Brigham Young University shows th...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

BYU study: Half of Utah households overwater, damage landscapes

The latest drought-focused research out of Brigham Young University showed that as many as half of Utah’s households are still watering their landscapes too much.
4 months ago
Joel Williams with the Utah Division of Water Resources and Rick Maloy with Central Utah Water Cons...
Jed Boal, Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

‘Flip Blitz’ helps Utahns convert thirsty landscapes into water-wise strips

This spring, as the drought intensifies, more Utahns are finding ways to save water on their landscapes. The Central Utah Water Conservancy District and Meta-Facebook spent Thursday helping people flip their park strips in Utah County.
5 months ago
The Great Salt Lake, with the Wasatch Mountains in the background. (Photojournalist John Wilson)...
By Mark Shenefelt, Standard Examiner

History lessons: Are Utahns ‘waking up’ to the Great Salt Lake’s peril?

The Great Salt Lake, already vulnerable to climate fluctuations over the ages, has been “set up to fail” by human impacts, but some of those who are making such assessments nevertheless see hopeful signs in the state’s new enthusiasm to save the vital inland sea.
5 months ago
Utah has several local water providers so it can be confusing to figure out when to water  in your ...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

When are you allowed to water your lawn this summer?

The Utah Department of Natural Resources released an updated guide to help homeowners and businesses figure out how often they can water their thirsty lawns this summer.
5 months ago
Corn crop (KSL TV file photo)...
Erin Cox FOX 13, KSL TV

Utah farmer plants differently to save soil moisture during historic drought

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake—and what can be done to make a difference before it is too late. Read all of our stories at greatsaltlakenews.org BOX ELDER COUNTY, […]
5 months ago
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Ben Winslow FOX 13, KSL TV

West Valley City legalizes artificial turf in Utah’s drought emergency

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake—and what can be done to make a difference before it is too late. Read all of our stories at greatsaltlakenews.org WEST VALLEY CITY, […]
5 months ago
FILE: The receding waters of The Great Salt Lake are easy to see from Chopper 5. (KSL TV)...
Leia Larsen Salt Lake Tribune, KSL TV

Stifling drought to take its toll on Great Salt Lake, lawns, wildlife and why recent rains won’t change that

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education, and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake—and what can be done to make a difference before it is too late. Read all of our stories at greatsaltlakenews.org SALT LAKE […]
5 months ago
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