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Gov. Cox Asks Utahns To Pray For Rain Amid Extreme Drought

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox posted a video to his Twitter Thursday, inviting all Utahns — regardless of religious affiliation — to join in a collective prayer for rain as the state’s extreme drought persists.Cox said the few spring rains Utah’s experienced this year have not been enough to fill the state’s reservoirs or offset the low levels of moisture in the soil. Cox said, if the extremely dry conditions continue, so does the potential for deadly fires. In addition, the lack of water threatens “our crops, our livestock and wildlife, our food supply chains and, really, our way of life.”

 

Cox says he fears his previous executive orders won't be enough to save Utah from worsening drought conditions. He said the state needs some “divine intervention” so that “we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing drought.” Cox asked Utahns of all faiths to begin praying this weekend, June 4 through June 6.