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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.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!