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Hot, Dry July Lowers Reservoir Levels

Hot, Dry July Lowers Reservoir Levels



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's reservoirs are low.

The hottest July on record has left the state's stored water levels below normal.

Brian McInerney is a hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. He says summertime rain doesn't add much to the water stored in reservoirs. He says 2007 had a health beginning but the intense period of dryness had an impact on water levels.

McInerney says it's a little early to suggest the hot, dry weather pattern are a result of global warming.

He believes the data does seem to support that Utah is likely to continue patterns of high temperatures and dry conditions interrupted only by occasional rains.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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