Water Efficiency – At the western base of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, a narrow urban strip approximately 120 miles long and 6 miles wide is home to 80% of the state’s population. Managing water resources along the Wasatch Front has long been a challenge.
EPA recently announced the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies which water bodies may be covered by the 1972 Clean Water Act and restores the federal government’s authority to regulate them. Many oppose the new rule, which may impose new costs and burdens on farmers.
Deseret News – An audit found that Utah is relying on inaccurate water data, using outdated plans, and ignoring development of local water supplies.
What does the future hold for Utah Lake, its users, and its ecosystem? The concluding article in a five-part series.
Nutrients have long been pollutants of concern in surface waters. Some argue the need to strictly control nutrients entering Utah Lake, while others question the effectiveness of such actions. How do nitrogen and phosphorous affect Utah Lake?
Green infrastructure is becoming a more viable and popular strategy for managing urban waters. Can botanical gardens serve as green infrastructure? Research at the University of Utah investigated environmental benefits and impacts of Red Butte Garden on Red Butte Creek.
Utah’s water infrastructure earned B, C, and D grades in an independent review by the Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released Feb. 24.
Proposals to extract more value from Utah Lake have included reclaiming land for agriculture, dredging to promote water clarity, and constructing artificial islands and trans-lake bridges. Are such projects feasible?
Can Utah Lake ever be clear? What are its real water quality problems, and how can they be solved?
Attitudes towards Utah Lake range from “priceless, beautiful lake” to “worthless, swampy pond.” What is it naturally?
The Water & Energy Nexus Summit, the first event of its kind in Utah, attracted over 200 attendees on Jan. 22. Read the highlights here.
County watershed planner Lynn Berni discusses the new “Stream Care Guide” and recent progress in the county’s watershed program.
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.
Some 250 people gathered in Provo on October 28 for the 21st annual Utah Water Summit under the theme “Your Water, Your Stewardship.” Read the highlights here.