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Utah Lake Joins 32 Other Utah Reservoirs Struggling Due To Drought

Officials from Utah’s Division of Water Resources say although the state has been getting monsoonal moisture, the state’s reservoirs have not been significantly impacted.

Thirty-two of Utah’s 42 largest reservoirs are now below 55% capacity, with Utah Lake now at 54% capacity. 

 

According to Utah Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Brian Steed, while the recent rains have helped improve soil moisture and reduce the risk of wildfire, the reservoirs will be impacted most by steady rain and snow in the winter season. 

 

The DNR released a weekly drought update that stated most of the state is still in extreme drought despite the rain. 

 

Harley is a news reporter at UPR. She covers a bit of everything, but especially news dealing with education and updates from the governor. She has always loved both writing and public speaking, so radio is perfect for her. She is a student at USU studying journalism, sociology, and criminal justice. Outside of work and school, she loves running, hiking, and exploring National Parks.