Deseret News – Most of Utah’s reservoirs will fill this summer thanks to the hefty snowfall stored in the state’s mountains. The latest report issued by the NRCS said precipitation for February was at 156% of average, helping levels at reservoirs increase by 6% in just a month’s time.
This United Nations map shows physical and economic water scarcity worldwide.
Deseret News – An audit found that Utah is relying on inaccurate water data, using outdated plans, and ignoring development of local water supplies.
Launched April 15, the new interface offers map-based data and downloads for drinking water, water quality, air quality, environmental remediation, solid waste, and more.
The Water & Energy Nexus Summit, the first event of its kind in Utah, attracted over 200 attendees on Jan. 22. Read the highlights here.
Given several recent inquiries about where to find water data, I have compiled this list of a few common resources which I have found particularly useful. If you would like to share others, please comment.
Water use in the United States in 2010 was the lowest since 1965 and 13% less than in 2005, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. Utah ranked second in per capita domestic water use at 167 gallons per person per day.
Utah’s climate and geology offer several natural water sources. Where does your water come from?
(Originally published in National Geographic News Watch) People often ask me, “So what’s the answer to the world’s water problems?” and expect an easy, digestible response. But there is no silver bullet. While most water plans have a dominant component, dependence on a single strategy …