Hot temperatures and little rain in July is worsening the state's ability to counter the effects of a prolonged drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor now classifies some areas as in moderate drought and much of northwest Utah remains abnormally dry.
The wet, cool spring has held off the runoff, but the flow is picking up and high-elevation streams like Big Cottonwood Creek will continue to rise until they peak around Memorial Day. That has safety experts warning people to keep their distance.
An inland sea in Iran may provide a lesson for its twin in Utah: the Great Salt Lake may disappear if we take too much water. Scientists from both countries are sharing information, hoping to avoid a disaster in Utah like the one in Iran.
Heavy rainstorms moving through Utah this week have made plenty of campgrounds downright soggy. U.S. Forest Service crews spent the day Wednesday trying to get many of those sites ready for the Memorial Day weekend.
After one of the driest winters on record, Tooele County farmers and ranchers desperately hoped for a wet spring. The recent soaking rains they've received mean many of them already have what they needed to avoid big losses.
How can the Colorado River, which is facing its worst drought in a 100-years, be saved? A new report released by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation highlights some early strategies and lays the groundwork for Utah and other states for new options.
A recent bout of spring rains has done nothing to erase the effects of a prolonged drought, but experts say the extra moisture means residents don't need to turn on their outdoor faucets for at least the next week.
As soaking rains arrived Monday, it was easy to forget just how little spring runoff is coming from Utah's mountain snowpack. Big and Little Cottonwood creeks should be raging, but water experts say afternoon storms are the best-case scenario now.