Deseret News – Let’s embrace Utah Lake as a fantastic basin-bottom lake that, admittedly, has some characteristics that some people don’t like. However, to try to change it into something that it cannot become will only result in frustration, even dismay, when it fails.
New York Times – Dam crises and failures in California and Nevada shed light on the state of American infrastructure.
Since 2000, a prolonged drought in the Colorado River Basin has impacted regional water supply, hydropower, recreation, and ecosystems. This application by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation uses open data to explore the 16-year drought and its effects.
A new interactive visualization by the U.S. Geological Survey shows freshwater withdrawals by state from 1950 to 2010.
Utah AGRC – This storymap collection of vintage aerial photography illustrates the changing nature of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding area.
Directions – Understanding the timing, location, and magnitude of water uses at sub-city scales is important for managing water resources and planning the associated infrastructure.This case study describes a spatiotemporal analysis of water consumption in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This United Nations map shows physical and economic water scarcity worldwide.
This web map shows wastewater treatment facilities in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties. Select a facility to see design flow, treatment processes, service areas, and other details. Zoom in to see aerial views of the treatment works.
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 U.S. Geological Survey recently released its new online resource for visualizing projected climate-driven impacts.
You have probably seen or visited some of the several reservoirs along the Wasatch Back—perhaps to swim, fish, picnic, or go boating. In addition to recreation, reservoirs provide water supply, flood control, and hydropower and are important components of our water infrastructure and economy. This …