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Fireworks restrictions announced; wildfire risks remain high

OGDEN — Fireworks are prohibited east of Harrison Boulevard and along the Ogden and Weber River parkways again this year as severe drought and high fire risks persist in Utah. In 2021, Ogden prohibited fireworks citywide because of extreme risks, but this year’s conditions are judged ...

City Council to decide on changes to landscaping requirements in Ogden

OGDEN — As the city works toward encouraging water-wise landscaping, Ogden City Council members are considering significant changes to landscaping requirements for new commercial and multifamily residential development. Proposed changes include limiting lawn turf requirements, looking at ...

Anonymous water watchdog letter rattles South Ogden homeowner

SOUTH OGDEN — John Hepworth says he has been keeping track of his secondary water usage via the supplier’s installed meter, so he was surprised to get a letter warning him not to overwater during this year’s drought restrictions. “Please watch your watering carefully, because WE are ...

Toxic dust warnings might be our future as the Great Salt Lake shrivels up

Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it ...

Utah reservoir system at lower levels than 2021; designed to withstand drought

With Utah’s extreme drought conditions from 2021 carrying over into 2022, residents statewide are depending on the reservoir system now more than ever. Utah has 45 large reservoirs that capture water from mountain streams in 11 river basins statewide, however, 95% of Utah’s water supply ...

Great Salt Lake may be weeks away from new historic low

Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it ...

Water levels driving Utahns to water-wise landscaping

OGDEN — Actions taken by water users within the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, along with recent weather, has benefited water supply throughout the area. With reservoirs at 55% capacity, up from 35% in March, the district plans to move from their current response — level 5-extreme ...

BYU professor: Half of Utahns are still watering lawns too much

Although many Utahns are watering their lawns less frequently, in response to the current drought, one Brigham Young University professor says that half of Utah residents are still overwatering. Rob Sowby, a civil and construction engineering professor at BYU, has contributed to over 200 civil ...