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Gov. Cox closes GSL Basin to new water right appropriations

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 3, 2022)  – With Utah’s Great Salt Lake reaching new record lows, Gov. Spencer Cox has issued a proclamation suspending new water appropriations within the Great Salt Lake Basin, including the Bear, Weber, and Jordan River basins and the body of the Great Salt Lake.

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Washington County’s aggressive conservation plan applauded

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 20, 2022) – After meeting with representatives of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, Gov. Spencer Cox commended the district for its move toward long-term conservation measures in the face of mounting growth and severe drought.

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Gov. Cox appoints Gregory Todd as energy advisor

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 18, 2022)  – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has tapped Duchesne County Commissioner Gregory Todd as his new energy advisor and director of the Office of Energy Development, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources.

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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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