Blanding's Brown Lawns On Access Utah Wednesday
UPR Reporter Melissa Allison’s recent story is headlined “Brown Lawns Popular in Blanding.”
Blanding is on a mesa with no nearby rivers and depends almost entirely on snowmelt for its culinary and agricultural water supply. City Manager Jeremy Redd thinks Blanding residents might be more aware of their water situation than residents in more urban areas, which may help to explain the area’s voluntary conservation effort which resulted in 18 percent less culinary water used in 2013 than in 2012.
In the meantime, the Utah Foundation is out with a report focusing on the interaction between population growth and future water supply. Utah’s population is projected to grow by 2.5 million people in the next 35 years.
We’d love to hear from you about the water situation where you live. What are your concerns regarding water?
Our guests include Blanding City Manager Jeremy Redd and Utah Foundation Research Analyst Mallory Bateman.
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