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Utah Drought Now Visible At State’s Reservoirs

Utah’s statewide drought — which has several executive orders issued by Gov. Spencer Cox working to combat it — is now becoming visible on the shorelines of the state’s reservoirs. Several feet of new beach now surround Jordanelle State Park, and it’s only expected to grow, according to FOX 13. This is particularly alarming because this reservoir provides tap water to Wasatch, Utah and Salt Lake Counties. As of this past weekend, the reservoir is nearly 20 percent lower than it was at this time last year. 

 

Other reservoirs across the state are experiencing similar conditions. Willard Bay is only at 67 percent capacity, Pineview at 59 percent, Utah Lake at 76 percent and Lake Powell just at 35 percent capacity.