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The Colorado River is a Reliable Source of Water for Utah

Falling storage levels at both lakes Powell and Mead have highlighted the potential effects of climate change on the Colorado River, causing some to question its future viability as a reliable water supply source for the state of Utah. Continue reading

DNR Names New State Geologist, Director of Utah Geological Survey

Salt Lake City (Jan 28, 2019) – Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Executive Director, Mike Styler, recently named, R. William (Bill) Keach II, as the new Utah state geologist and director of the Utah Geological Survey (UGS). Continue reading

Division of Water Resources Posts 2016, 2017 Water Use Numbers

The Utah Division of Water Resources (DWRe) published the states’ 2016 and 2017 water use numbers to Utah’s Open Water Data portal, a public tool designed to increase accessibility and transparency of water use in Utah.
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Videos Showing Destruction of Natural Arch, Hoodoos Likely Fake

Salt Lake City (Dec. 12, 2018) — The two videos from Monday depicting the destruction of an arch and hoodoos allegedly somewhere in Utah have been reviewed by the Intermountain West Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Salt Lake City, Continue reading

Governor Herbert Issues Drought Executive Order

Salt Lake City (Oct. 15, 2018) – While recent precipitation has been beneficial, Utah remains in a serious drought. As a result, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued today an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency due to drought. Continue reading

Utah’s Drought Review and Reporting Committee Activated

Salt Lake City (Sept. 5, 2018) — For the first time in about ten years Utah’s drought conditions have reached a threshold that triggers the State’s statutory responsibility to convene Utah’s Drought Review and Reporting Committee. The committee will gather Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. Continue reading

Park Rangers Aid United States Marshals Service in Fugitive Capture

Salt Lake City — DNR has about 120 law enforcement personnel. So often their good work goes unrecognized by the general public. They quietly work in remote and secluded areas of the state with professionalism, bravery and ingenuity; protecting the state’s abundant natural resources and helping the good people of Utah who are enjoying the outdoors. Continue reading