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UPIN Asks: How has drought in the West impacted you—or not?

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"Drought In Utah"

The lake level in the Great Salt Lake got so low last month that the sailboats in the marina all had to be removed until there’s enough water to sail again. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already qualified two Utah counties as disaster areas due to drought. It seems like Utah is on the fringe of the worst of the Western drought, but we are not immune.
Utah Public Radio is partnering with newsrooms across the country to see how everyday people are feeling the effect—or not—of the drought.
We'll use your insights for news coverage of the drought this summer and programs like Access Utah and The Source.

Share Your Drought Insights

Participating Newsrooms: 

Southern California Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, the Public Insight Network Bureau, Cronkite News/Arizona PBS, Harvest Public Media, WFYI, and KOSU