Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Utah News

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. 


Related Content