water http://kuer.org en State Sets Water Priorities On Virgin River Tributaries http://kuer.org/post/state-sets-water-priorities-virgin-river-tributaries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A drought in southwestern Utah means there’s not enough water to fulfill the needs of all property owners in the area. KUER’s Judy Fahys reports on the priority list that’s leaving some Washington County water users dry this year.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:45:02 +0000 Judy Fahys 49498 at http://kuer.org State Sets Water Priorities On Virgin River Tributaries Park City Native Plant Sale Aims to Reduce Water Consumption http://kuer.org/post/park-city-native-plant-sale-aims-reduce-water-consumption <p></p><p>The annual native plant sale takes place Saturday morning at Recycle Utah in Park City. Organizers say replacing that Kentucky bluegrass with Wasatch penstemon will help conserve water - an increasingly valuable resource in Utah.</p><p>Utah is the second largest consumer of water per person in the nation, and Utahns use about two-thirds of that water on lawns and landscapes.&nbsp; Executive Director of Park City Conservation Association Insa Riepen says that’s an irresponsible and unnecessary use of a valuable resource.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:36:38 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47774 at http://kuer.org Park City Native Plant Sale Aims to Reduce Water Consumption How Much Water is Your Sprinkler Wasting? http://kuer.org/post/how-much-water-your-sprinkler-wasting <p></p><p>Utah is the second largest consumer of water per person in the nation, but Utah State University Extension is offering a program to help people cut down on wasted water by getting a free sprinkler check.</p><p>According to USU, about two-thirds of water in private homes is used on lawns and landscapes. 40 percent of that water is wasted, says Molly Waters, the university’s water check program manager.</p><p>“Water is wasted in the landscape through things as simple as watering too long, or too frequently, to having major breaks that you don’t know about,” Waters says.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:09:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45947 at http://kuer.org How Much Water is Your Sprinkler Wasting? Water Conservation Coalition Calls for Audit of Utah Division of Water Resources http://kuer.org/post/water-conservation-coalition-calls-audit-utah-division-water-resources <p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:57:03 +0000 Bob Nelson 31602 at http://kuer.org Water Conservation Coalition Calls for Audit of Utah Division of Water Resources KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-june-10-2013 <p>The effort to pump water from Utah to Las Vegas heads to court, the University of Utah names a new dean of graduate studies, and the number of Mormon missionaries reaches an all-time high.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F96295451&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:33:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30682 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday June 10, 2013 KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 29, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-may-29-2013 <p>A new report shows that Salt Lake City women are regularly concerned about their safety, a West Valley City councilman joins the mayoral race, and government and environmental leaders discuss the future of the Colorado river.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F94506378&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:33:35 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30036 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 29, 2013 Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure and Trail Completed http://kuer.org/post/provo-reservoir-canal-enclosure-and-trail-completed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local leaders celebrated the completion today of the Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure, one of the most significant water projects in Utah. The celebration comes after nearly two decades of planning, negotiating and hard work from several of the Wasatch Front’s major water districts and local governments. But the project isn’t without some loose ends.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:45:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27410 at http://kuer.org Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure and Trail Completed KUER News Pod: Thursday April 4, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-april-4-2013 <p>Intermountain Health Care is fined more than $25 million dollars, Governor Herbert won’t be signing a water agreement with Nevada, and the USDA targets poverty in Southeast Utah.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F86378891&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:34:33 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27333 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday April 4, 2013 KUER News Pod: Friday March 29, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-march-29-2013 <p>Governor Herbert says he’s close to a decision about the Snake Valley water agreement, the Utah Foundation addresses the conflict between education and transportation, and the Department of Corrections gets a new executive director.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85522357&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:42:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27096 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday March 29, 2013 Water Tax Bill Gets Stuck in Committee http://kuer.org/post/water-tax-bill-gets-stuck-committee <p>The Senate Revenue and Taxation committee chose not to move on a bill that would have allowed the state to tax water usage.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:15:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24542 at http://kuer.org Water Tax Bill Gets Stuck in Committee BLM Approves Las Vegas Water Pipeline http://kuer.org/post/blm-approves-las-vegas-water-pipeline <p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management <a href="http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/info/newsroom/2012/december/nevada_state_office.html">announced its approval </a>Thursday for a 300-mile pipeline from the interior valleys of the Great Basin to Las Vegas. &nbsp;The pipeline would be used to carry more than 84,000 acre-feet of water pumped from underground aquifers each year. &nbsp;The project is opposed by environmental groups, ranchers, local government officials and Native American tribes in both Nevada and Utah. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:09:38 +0000 Dan Bammes 22915 at http://kuer.org BLM Approves Las Vegas Water Pipeline KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 12, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-december-12-2012 <p>Salt Lake County residents voice their complaints about a proposed tax hike, Salt Lake City welcomes immigrants, and a former state legislator switches parties.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70989947&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:07:40 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22237 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 12, 2012 Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water http://kuer.org/post/governor-urged-renegotiate-snake-valley-water <p></p><p>A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and political leaders sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert, asking him not to sign a deal worked out with the state of Nevada to divide water rights in the Snake Valley.&nbsp; Steve Erickson represents the Great Basin Water Network.&nbsp; He says the deal worked out three years ago should be scrapped and the states should negotiate a new one.</p><p>"We have plenty of time to do further science and assess the potential damages from this project before we sign on the bottom line," Erickson told reporters at the Utah state capitol.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:11:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 22187 at http://kuer.org Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 11, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-december-11-2012 <p>The Utah Transit Authority makes some major schedule changes, the Utah Division of Water Quality finalizes its work on the Red Butte Creek oil spill, and a new study shows how Utah could benefit from the Missouri river.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F70855924&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:48:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22181 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 11, 2012 KUER News Pod: Monday November 19, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-november-19-2012 <p>The U.S. Interior Department triggers a high-flow release at Glen Canyon Dam, Dixie State College continues its search for a new name, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival receives its largest cash donation ever.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F68044782&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:42:06 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21270 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday November 19, 2012 Salazar to Trigger Controlled Flood at Glen Canyon Dam http://kuer.org/post/salazar-trigger-controlled-flood-glen-canyon-dam <p>U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is expected to make an appearance just south of Utah’s border at Glen Canyon Dam Monday.&nbsp; Salazar will be there to trigger a controlled flood from Utah’s Lake Powell into Arizona’s Glen and Grand Canyons, the first high-flow release conducted at that dam since 2008.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 04:46:25 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21238 at http://kuer.org Salazar to Trigger Controlled Flood at Glen Canyon Dam KUER News Pod: Wednesday November 14, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-november-14-2012 <p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:56:46 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21038 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday November 14, 2012 KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 7, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-august-7-2012 <p>Utah&rsquo;s Democratic Party appeals a nearly $15,000 records fee, the Southern Nevada Water Authority threatens a lawsuit against Utah, and state health officials confirm the first human case of West Nile Virus.</p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F55507468&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:27:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 16214 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 7, 2012 Setting New Standards for the Great Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/setting-new-standards-great-salt-lake <p>The Utah Division of Water Quality has begun a long-term project to set new pollution standards for the Great Salt Lake. &nbsp;The lake contains significant levels of toxic pollutants such as arsenic, lead, selenium and mercury, among other things. &nbsp;Jeff Ostermiller, the chief of the Water Quality Management Section at the division, says some of that comes from industries surrounding the lake. &nbsp;But he says there are many other sources as well, including urban runoff from streets along the Wasatch Front.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:41:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 13745 at http://kuer.org Setting New Standards for the Great Salt Lake