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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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Wildfire threat prompts restrictions in southwestern Utah

Wildfire threat prompts restrictions in southwestern Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Public land managers in southwestern Utah are imposing new fire restrictions due to high temperatures and drought conditions adding up to a potential for dangerous wildfires. Nick Howell with the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Color Country District says projections indicate that June is probably […]

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Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. Climatologists and other experts are scheduled Wednesday to provide an update on the situation in the […]

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Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

Colorado River flow peaking early, at historically low level

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado River’s peak flows are arriving early this spring and at one of the lowest levels recorded. The Daily Sentinel reports that peak flows are expected Sunday on the Colorado and Gunnison rivers, at about 8,500 cubic feet per second near the Utah line. Only the […]

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