After a dry and mild winter, May in Utah was wetter than usual. Salt Lake City International Airport had a record-setting 18 days with measurable precipitation, said hydrologist Brian McInerney. Mike Tea, a local water master, said the rains helped his irrigation company keep up with demand.
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.
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.
With recent summer storms along the Wasatch Front, it is a good time to discuss what happens when it rains. Four processes govern post-precipitation hydrology.
The term “hydrograph” is frequently used when discussing water. What is a hydrograph, and why is it important?
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Ever seen or heard of a rain barrel? If not, now is your chance. With spring rains on the way, it’s time to think about rainwater harvesting. “Rainwater harvesting” is the capture of precipitation for beneficial reuse before it seeps into the ground or …