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.
It's going to be a long, hot summer, and already some cities that are facing water challenges have started to take action. Lehi announced Wednesday its summer water restrictions, which are considered more aggressive than last year's.
As chances for runoff recovery have all but dried up for the year, continued water restrictions are becoming likely in especially dry parts of the state, as well as a heavier push for water conservation throughout the year.
If you thought it was warm and dry these last couple of months, your suspicions are part of what is going down in the record books. It was the warmest and driest winter on record for the Salt Lake International Airport.
Salt Lake County got just a light dusting of snow Saturday but a storm system is expected to drop down from Canada Sunday and Monday could dump up to 2 feet of snow in central and southern mountains, and 5 to 10 inches elsewhere.
It's warm, it's dry and it's a perfect setting for brush fires to start, even though it is only February. With five blazes that were logged this weekend, state fire officials are warning people to be extra careful and to note suspicious activity.