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Gov. Cox appoints Rep. Joel Ferry as new DNR executive director

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2022)  – Gov. Spencer Cox announced Rep. Joel Ferry will be joining his administration as director of the Department of Natural Resources. This appointment is subject to approval from the Utah Senate.

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Gov. Spencer J. Cox Issues Drought Emergency Order

SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2022)  – Gov. Spencer J. Cox declared a state of emergency due to the dire drought conditions affecting the entire state. This declaration activates the Drought Response Committee and triggers increased monitoring and reporting. It also allows drought-affected communities, agricultural producers and others to report unmet needs and work toward solutions.

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Utah is Committed to Living within Its Colorado River Allocation

The state of Utah recognizes and is closely monitoring changing hydrology on the Colorado River. Because Utah’s citizens are among the millions who rely on the Colorado River, this is an issue of critical importance to our state and the West. 

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Drought Updates

The Utah Divisions of Water Rights and Water Resources are providing regular drought and water updates. These reports are more infrequent during spring, fall and winter as we continue to monitor conditions.

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