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Lake Mead Water Level

Interior Department Announces Actions to Protect Colorado River System, Sets 2023 Operating Conditions for Lake Powell and Lake Mead

WASHINGTON — As the worsening drought crisis continues to impact communities across the West, the Department of the Interior today... more ››

Lake Mead Since 2000

NASA satellite images show Lake Mead water levels plummeting to lowest point since 1937

Satellite images released by NASA this week show a dramatic drop in water levels over the last 22 years at Lake Mead.  

Governor Cox of Utah

Governor 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... more ››

Upper Basin Approves Drought Response Operations Plan Through Spring of 2023

As part of the 2019 Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan, the Upper Basin States and UCRC have approved a Drought Response Operations Plan... more ››

Governor Cox signs water legislation

Gov. Spencer Cox hails 'generational' effort in Utah's water law history

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said that last summer he took a bit of criticism after he asked residents — both religious and... more ››

Glen Canyon Dam

The Department of the Interior Proposes New Actions to Reduce Risk to Lake Powell Elevations & Critical Infrastructure

The Colorado River Basin is experiencing the combined unprecedented conditions of prolonged drought, low runoff conditions, and depleted... more ››

Lake Powell

In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions at Lake Powell

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the... more ››

Lake Powell

Lake Powell to Temporarily Decline Below 3,525 Feet

The Bureau of Reclamation today announced Lake Powell will decline below 3,525
feet in elevation in the near future, reflecting the... more ››

Utah Transparent Water Billing Grant Program

Transparent Water Billing Grant

The Utah Division of Water Resources is currently accepting applications from retail water providers within the state of Utah that have a... more ››

Utah Water Resources Plan

Utah Division of Water Resources announces finalized Water Resources Plan

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 15, 2022) – After processing over 270 public comments, the Utah Division of Water Resources has finalized the... more ››

Tage Flint

Floods and drought: How this man weathers the weather to keep water flowing to your tap

“He’s in a meeting right now.”Those are the words you are likely to hear if you are trying to get Tage Flint on the phone.

Glen Canyon Dam

Feds tighten Colorado River flow at Glen Canyon Dam as ever-shrinking Lake Powell nears critical level

As Lake Powell’s water level continues to decline, federal water managers will implement another round of emergency measures to keep the... more ››

Mountain landscape with snow

January 1st Climate and Water Report for Utah

Current Conditions

Stream and Snow Pack in the Mountains

December 1st Climate and Water Report for Utah

Current Valley Conditions (SCAN)

Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah

2022 Uintah Basin Water Summit

The 2022 Uintah Basin Water Summit will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, Utah.  We are... more ››

Snow covered landscape in the High Uinta Mountains

November 1st Climate and Water Report for Utah

Current Valley Conditions (SCAN)

Mountain landscape with lakes in the High Uintas

October 1st Climate and Water Report for Utah

Current Valley Conditions (SCAN)