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Shared Stewardship agreement signed by State and USDA Forest Service

Salt Lake City, Utah — May 22, 2019 — Today, U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert to sign an agreement between the Forest Service and the State of Utah focused on shared stewardship.

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Thieves Damage Danger Cave State Park Heritage Area

The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a break-in and damages to the Danger Cave State Park Heritage Site — one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America.

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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.

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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).

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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,

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Utah 2017 Mining Production Value up Seven Percent, Totaled $3.3 Billion

Salt Lake City (Dec. 4, 2018) – The value of Utah’s mineral production in 2017 totaled about $3.3 billion and is up about 7 percent from 2016. This finding is presented in a new report by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS).

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Utah Geological Survey Launched 2019 Calendar of Utah Geology

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS), a division of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), recently released the 13th edition of its popular Calendar of Utah Geology.

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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.

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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.

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