Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (UT) Drought

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:32:44 EST

Summary: Extreme to exceptional drought conditions in Utah are resulting in low discharge at many USGS streamgages.

Drought conditions have persisted in Utah for over a year. According to the United States Drought Monitor, over 90 percent of Utah is currently in an extreme to exceptional drought. The drought has resulted in decreased discharge at many USGS gages. Currently, discharge at 30 streamgages, each with 30 or more years of record, is below normal. The cumulative 7-day average run-off has been the lowest on record for much of water year 2021. Personnel from the USGS Utah Water Science Center participate in State led drought meetings to help water managers and other stakeholders stay updated on streamflow conditions.

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