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US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

DENVER (AP) — Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River say they have reached tentative agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought. The plans announced Tuesday were a milestone for the river, which supports 40 million people and 6,300 square miles (16,300 […]

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Utah officials meet to address drought conditions

Utah officials meet to address drought conditions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drought conditions have six counties in Utah declaring emergency disasters, with farmers and ranchers among the hardest-hit. KUTV reports Utah’s Drought Review and Reporting Committee met Monday to discuss expanding the emergency disaster area. Mike Styler, the executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources, says […]

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Utah experiencing worst wildfire season in 15 years

Utah experiencing worst wildfire season in 15 years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 370 structures burned in Utah wildfires so far this year is more than the previous five years combined and the most in the last 15 years. Structures lost to Utah wildfires in the last five years combined would not reach a third of the […]

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Cities back off perfectly green lawns in low-water summer

Cities back off perfectly green lawns in low-water summer

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials in one northern Utah city say they’re easing back on enforcing a green-lawn ordinance while another is restricting when people can use sprinklers in the summer heat during a low-water year. The Standard-Examiner reported Friday that the Benchland Water District in Farmington has prohibited secondary watering on […]

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Parts of Utah could see temps reach 109 amid heat warning

Parts of Utah could see temps reach 109 amid heat warning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parts of Utah have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 109 degrees this week. The National Weather Service said Monday that an excessive heat warning for Utah’s Dixie and Lake Powell area goes into effect Tuesday to Thursday and […]

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Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses

Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. Federal land managers have begun emergency roundups in the deserts of western Utah and central Nevada. And volunteers in Arizona and Colorado […]

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Salina City turns irrigation water back on, with restrictions

Salina City turns irrigation water back on, with restrictions

Irrigation water is available in Salina City after the water was shut off earlier in July. According to a post on the Salina City Facebook page, the irrigation pond is now at a safe level to have the water turned back into the lines. A strict watering schedule has been […]

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Salina City turns off irrigation water

Salina City turns off irrigation water

Salina City is turning off the Pressurized Irrigation Water due to lack of water in the pond. The water will remain off until the pond is able to recover. According to a post on the Salina City Facebook page, if and when the water is turned back on, people need […]

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Summer rains could be later but heavier in Southwest US

Summer rains could be later but heavier in Southwest US

Forecasters say the summer rains that fall on the Southwestern United States each year are on track to be slightly later but a little heavier than usual. Brian Klimowski, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Flagstaff, Arizona, said Monday the rains will likely start between July 6 and 9. He […]

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Less snow, fewer visitors: Utah ski resorts notch down year

Less snow, fewer visitors: Utah ski resorts notch down year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s two-year streak of record visitation to the state’s ski resorts was snapped this past winter when visits dropped by 10 percent. Ski Utah said Monday in a news release that the state logged 4.1 million skier days this past winter. That’s down from nearly […]

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