Officials hoped snowmelt would buoy Lake Powell to ensure continued operation of the dam. But snow is already melting, and hotter-than-normal temperatures and prolonged drought are further shrinking the lake.
SALT LAKE CITY — Is it possible to get a more complete picture of the state’s snowpack and water situation? Researchers from the University of Utah just got a large grant which they say could help hydrologists have better information about what’s really on the slopes. University of Utah Civil Engineering Professor Carlos Oroza has […]
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Rachel Ramirez and Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir, CNN
A new Gallup poll shared first with CNN found 1 in 3 Americans said they've been affected by extreme weather in the past two years, and those who had been were more likely to say the climate crisis is a threat.
Because nearly 97% of the state is in a drought, watering lawns and plants is restricted to once a week in the Weber Water Basin Conservancy District. But that is enough to keep a lawn alive through the heat of the summer, said a turf-grass specialist.
SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power is asking Utah’s Public Service Commission to approve increased rates for customers. The new power rates will start May 1 on an interim basis and Rocky Mountain Power wants them to last until June 2023. The power company adjusts its prices annually depending on how much power costs […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Don’t be fooled by the recent storms. Weather watchers say the storms did not make a significant dent in Utah’s drought, and in some ways, our drought problem is worse than a year ago. Officials at ski resorts say they are grateful for the latest storms that dropped over a foot […]
Sound up for live interview on Utah’s Noon News! SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re one of the thousands of property owners who use secondary irrigation water from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, you might be surprised by the strict new limits planned for this summer. The Deseret News says a Drought Contingency […]