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Report: Utah in Worst Drought Since Dustbowl

Report: Utah in Worst Drought Since Dustbowl

Posted - Sep. 22, 2004 at 4:55 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A major new report looking at Utah's drought finds, for the Wasatch Front the current drought is the worst seen since the Dust Bowl. For areas near Lake Powell and Cache County it's the worst in 100 years.

Utah Foundation is a non-profit, non-advocacy research group. The group's new report on Utah's Water Situation finds drought conditions have impacted every river basin in the state, and population growth is putting ever greater pressure on water supplies.

Also, Utahns use more water per capita than any other state except Nevada.

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