(Deseret News) Water restrictions could come early with 90% of Utah in ‘extreme drought,’ Cox warns

March 18, 2021; By Katie McKellar@KatieMcKellar1, Deseret News

“First came the COVID-19 pandemic, then a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Utah may have so far “avoided the the locusts,” Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday, but not drought. About half the state, Cox said during his monthly PBS Utah news conference Thursday, is “in the most extreme category of drought”. Cox issued a state of emergency due to drought conditions on Wednesday with the entire state categorized in moderate drought, and about 90% of the state experiencing “extreme drought…”

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