SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City says the storms this week won’t do much to dig into Utah’s drought conditions. And the spring outlook isn’t looking much better.
Urging Utahns to Conserve Water
· 100% of Utah is in drought – which is extremely concerning for this time of year. · Despite recent storms, this winter’s snowpack (about 70% of average) hasn’t provided enough to offset the record dry conditions we saw last summer and fall. For snowpack to reach average, Utah’s mountains would need to receive the remaining 30% before it starts to melt significantly, typically the first week in April. There is around a 10% chance of this occurring. · Below-average snowpack and extremely dry soils will likely result in well-below normal runoff, making conservation more important than ever. · Finding ways to reduce water use is critical as we move into the summer months.
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