Utah Has Good Start to Water Year

Published on November 06, 2013 at 11:34AM

Utah had a great start to the new water year that began last month. Precipitation hit 90% of normal across the state in October. It is also very important to start the water year, which runs from October to October, strong because it helps get moisture from the snowfall into rivers, lakes and reservoirs. That helps provide water storage throughout the entire year. Throughout the state soil moisture was reported to be at 58% at the end of October, compared to just a mere 42% at the end of October 2012. The numbers come from the Utah Climate and Water Report prepared by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.