Deseret News – On Wednesday the public had a chance to weigh in on a 197-page draft water strategy from the Governor’s Water Strategy Advisory Team. It alternately drew praise and criticism.
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.
Standard-Examiner – Water-related problems can’t be solved myopically, says Tage Flint, general manager of Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, in this special to the Standard-Examiner. “It will not be easy, it will not be cheap, and it should be brimming with input and discussion,” he says.
New York Times – Giant dam projects promised to elevate the American West above its greatest handicap—a perennial shortage of water. But today, there are signs that the promise of Glen Canyon Dam and others has run its course. Could the end be near for one of the West’s biggest dams?
There was a time, not many years ago, when global warming was the bailiwick of outspoken environmental weirdos. Not so anymore. Climate change is here to stay, and it’s time we acknowledge it.
Nutrient pollution is a well-known problem in Utah’s lakes and reservoirs. The trend I observe is that the worse the problem gets, the less willing some are to fix it.