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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.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

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

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