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Weber County leaders brace for possible flooding, launch sandbag offerings

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE — With all the recent snowfall and the forecast for rain, leaders around Weber County are bracing for the possibility of flooding, possibly in coming days. "We're repeating the weather cycle of the 2011 flooding," said Bill Morris, the Marriott-Slaterville city ...

Shift in Utah water law could be ‘game changer’ for the Great Salt Lake

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 ...

Bill restricting grass at new government facilities fails on last day

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 ...

Early season storms help boost Utah’s snowpack this winter

Utah is said to have the greatest snow on earth, and this winter, in particular, has been exceptional for the state’s snowpack. The record-breaking conditions have guaranteed Utah will have an above-normal snowpack for the remainder of the season. And although one good snow year won’t pull ...

A major air quality bill just got revived and is passing the Utah Legislature

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 ...

Weber Basin water district OKs changes to put check on water use

LAYTON — The rules governing water use will be tightening. Cities and other wholesale water customers seeking new contracts with the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, or WBWCD, will be required to implement more rigorous efficiency standards on water use. With a goal of checking water ...

Did the Utah Legislature do enough to save the Great Salt Lake?

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 ...

Great Salt Lake bill passes — but it’s watered down

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 ...