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What to do if you get caught in a flood

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Brittany Copeland  |  Posted  Sep 16th - 8:50am

How can Utahns best prepare, and what should they do, if faced with flooding like that in Hildale and Zion National Park?

Video: Local flash flood-chaser films largest event he's seen

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:31pm

A local flood-chaser said the largest flash flood he's seen happened last weekend in Southern Utah.

Great Salt Lake's Iranian 'twin' is drying up

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jul 12th - 11:13pm

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.

Kaysville Water Parade to soak onlookers, spread conservation message

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:53pm

Attendees at the Kaysville Water Parade this Saturday should be prepared to get soaked. Organizers say they will use the parade to send a conservation message.

Weber ‘water police’ cracking down on violators

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 10:49pm

Officials from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District are out looking to catch residents over-watering and breaking the current watering rules.

Video: SLC man captures footage of flooding in Lake Powell

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 7:49pm

Flash flooding at Lake Powell recently made headlines, and a Utahn captured it on video.

Forest Service works to ready campgrounds for holiday weekend

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 20th - 10:04pm

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.

Soaking rains saving cattle, farms in Tooele County

Jed Boal  |  Posted  May 18th - 10:31pm

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.

Utah, 7 other states get new federal drought aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 18th - 5:17pm

Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.

Significant rainfall increases workload for Davis, Weber county authorities

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 17th - 10:32pm

Farmington Canyon will be closed for the next three days after a giant boulder — estimated to be the size of a small- to medium-size vehicle — fell onto the main road.

Report suggests anticipatory steps to compensate for projected Colorado River supply shortfalls

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 17th - 7:33pm

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.

Don't water outside for a week, Salt Lake County conservationists plead

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 11th - 4:57pm

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.

Photos: Best of weather after Utah's May showers

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  May 8th - 5:42pm

A continuing series of storms and showers this week has made for some great weather pictures from around the state. Contribute your photos through iWitness.

Thunderstorms doing little for Utah’s woeful spring runoff

Jed Boal  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:35pm

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.

Organization, Ogden City at odds over artificial turf

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:38pm

The leader of a nonprofit organization in Ogden says she's saving thousands of gallons of water a month, but how she's doing it might be illegal.

Lehi announces aggressive summer water restrictions

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:19pm

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.

SLC mayor urges wise water use, warns of city shortage

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 10:58pm

In the face of low snow and spring runoff levels, Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker is calling on city residents to be extra cautious in their use of water.

Envision Utah launches survey, wants Utah voices

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Apr 7th - 6:41pm

Future planning for our communities starts right now. State leaders and Envision Utah want to hear Utahns' voices and want them to weigh in during the next two months.

Warm winter leads to 'once-in-a-lifetime' low snow runoff, experts say

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 6th - 9:15pm

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.

Winter brought record warmth to SLC, Provo

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Mar 6th - 9:02am

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.