TCTI: TOO CRAZY TO IGNORE

Dave Ross

Photo of a vibrant green lawn...
Dan Bammes

Strategies to make that green lawn last a little longer into the hot summer

Northern Utah has had good luck in April with wet weather helping lawns to green up quickly. Helping the soil stay moist is the heat of summer is a good rule of thumb.
30 days ago
(File photo: Low water levels at Lake Powell, December 18, 2021.  Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret Ne...
Paul Nelson

Gov. Cox issues another emergency drought order for Utah

Governor Spencer Cox declared an emergency drought for Utah for the second straight year.
1 month ago
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Chandler Holt

WSU achieves water conservation goals four years early

Over 5 years ago, Weber State University set a water conservation goal to reduce campus water usage by 30% by 2025, a goal they achieved in 2021.
1 month ago
The Great Salt Lake's levels could mean bad news from dust that blows up in the wind....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

How the Great Salt Lake lakebed could contribute to pollution, other issues

Great Salt Lake researchers found heavy metals as well as manmade and naturally occurring chemicals in the dust that's blown around as the water levels sink.
1 month ago
FILE - A white band of newly exposed rock is shown along the canyon walls at Lake Powell at Antelop...
FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

Federal officials weigh prospect of reducing water to Colorado River to ensure Glen Canyon Dam’s functionality

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.
1 month ago
The Great Salt Lake is an important migratory area for birds across North America....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Great Salt Lake sinking levels could impact bird migration

The drying up Great Salt Lake could have dire consequences for migrating birds. It's not just the lack of water, there are a few different things at play. 
1 month ago
Due to Utah drought, water supply will be affected....
Waverly Golden

Less water supply due to Utah drought conditions

Due to less water supply in North Salt Lake, residents will need to practice conservation methods. Those who use more water may pay more.
1 month ago
(A picture tweeted by Bountiful City, explaining that the green water is not harmful.)...
Paul Nelson

Bountiful officials say drinking water is safe, even though it’s green

City leaders in Bountiful are telling everyone not to worry about the water… even if it’s a little greener than people would like it to be. 
1 month ago
Snowpack is already seemingly low, but some grant money could help U of U researchers develop bette...
Paul Nelson

Snowpack could be measured better with grant for U of U researchers

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 […]
1 month ago
Lake Powell on March 27, 2022 in Page, Arizona. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United...
Rachel Ramirez and Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir, CNN

Americans more likely to see climate crisis as a threat after facing extreme weather

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.
2 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

In Utah’s drought, watering your lawn once a week will turn it brown but keep it alive

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.
2 months ago
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Jacob Rueda

Lawn care businesses feel the effects of drought and water restrictions

With less water this year, local lawn care businesses recommend a different option for maintaining laws: soil moisturizing products.
2 months ago
snow survey...
Jacob Rueda

A new tool will offer better understanding of snow-to-stream water levels in northern Utah

Utah water levels will be more fully understood after a new Snow Telemetry Unit, was placed atop Powder Mountain in northern Utah last year.
2 months ago
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Jacob Rueda

Utah’s snowpack still below necessary water levels for the year

Officials with the Utah Division of Water Resources say water levels are lower this year due to inconsistent snowfall.
2 months ago
Power rates could increase come May, Rocky Mountain Power says....
Devin Oldroyd

Power rates could increase in May, says Rocky Mountain Power

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 […]
2 months ago
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Devin Oldroyd

Lake Powell water levels could mean trouble for Southern Utah’s electricity

Southern Utah citizens express concern over low Lake Powell water levels. The lake powers Glen Canyon Dam which provides power for many households.
2 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

With the drought still severe, Utah water restrictions are coming

Due to the ongoing through, Utah water restrictions will be in place for customers in the Weber Water Basin.
2 months ago
Image of snow covered mountains surrounded by fog...
Paul Nelson

Despite recent storms, Utah’s drought is very far from being over

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 […]
2 months ago
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Paul Nelson

Leaders in Davis County tell residents to prepare for another Utah drought

Another potential Utah drought has Davis County leaders telling residents to plan ahead and reduce the watering of their lawns.
2 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District considering strict summer limits on secondary irrigation water

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 […]
2 months ago
The Great Salt Lake as seen on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022...
Becky Bruce

KSL NewsRadio, KSL TV join push to find Great Salt Lake solutions

Utahns don't drink water from the Great Salt Lake. But the health of the saltwater lake still impacts Utah residents every day.
3 months ago
Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, presents HB242, which he is sponsoring, at the Capitol in Salt La...
Curt Gresseth

A secondary water meter could tell you just how much water you waste

Would Utah residents reduce use of outdoor or secondary water if they knew much they were wasting?
3 months ago
Water is becoming hard to come by in Utah's mountains....
Kira Hoffelmeyer

So in Utah weather… it’s spring now? Sort of — yes

March 1 marks the first day of "meteorological spring", which is really just a tidy way for meteorologists to keep a record of Utah weather.
3 months ago
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Martha Harris

Conservation in the West poll again highlights concern for water issues

The annual Conservation in the West poll surveys residents of eight western states including Utah. Residents increasingly expressed concerns about drought.
3 months ago