Utah DNR recommends extension of drought emergency

Utah DNR recommends extension of Drought Emergency
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Salt Lake City’s Fox 13 reports that the Utah Department of Natural Resources is asking that the state legislature extend the state of emergency for drought.

88 percent of the state is in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought, a drop from the 100 percent in extreme or exception drought in July.

According to Fox, “Utah has been in a state of emergency for drought since March. The emergency declaration will expire at the end of October and DNR is recommending that it be extended until the end of this year.Under recent law changes, the governor can declare a state of emergency — but the legislature can extend or end it.”

September 9, 2021 US Drought Monitor Map
Source: US Drought Monitor


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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Justine Weber
Justine Weber
1 year ago

I wonder when it expires? Utah seems to have been hit harder than anyone.

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