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Water Experts Bring Harsh News

Water Experts Bring Harsh News

Posted - Jul. 16, 2003 at 10:29 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The nation's water experts came to Salt Lake today and brought some harsh news on the state's water situation.

Experts say within a short period of time, Utah will be in a water crisis, and not because of a drought. Growth and lack of developing new water resources, are much bigger problems.

Snowpacks haven't been as deep in recent years and reservoirs and streams have dropped as a result.

But on the flip side, our water use, keeps going up.

ROBERT MORGAN: "WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY MORE WATER. THE GOOD LORD BLESSED US WITH SO MUCH.. IT'S HOW WE USE IT, AND HOW WE PRESERVE THE QUANTITY AND THE QUALITY OF THAT."

More meetings like today's, are planned in Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Texas.

Then, planners will compile all the information and come up with a water "game plan" for the future.

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