Monday, May 6, 2013

Utah farmers facing another irrigation water shortage

The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is already warning Utah residents that they’ll need to conserve water this summer.

Utah is expected to have another hot and dry summer. The month of May just began and hydrologists are already talking about a drought for the second year in a row.

While Utah suffered a drought last year, what’s different this year is that many reservoirs aren’t as full. The seven reservoirs in the Weber Basin’s District are only 50 to 70 percent full. Fox13