(KUER 90.1) Moab’s Aquifer May Be Maxed Out, Prompting City To Explore Water Conservation

February 9, 2021; By Kate Groetzinger, KUER 90.1

“The city of Moab is planning to implement water conservation measures in the coming months based on a recent study that found the Moab Valley may hold less water than previously thought. Researchers from the University of Utah and the U.S. Geological Survey used carbon dating and other modern techniques to determine there are around 2,500 acre feet of unused water flowing through a shallow aquifer just south of Moab called the Valley Fill Aquifer each year. That’s much less than the 11,000 acre feet of water scientists believed to be there, based on a 1971 study…”

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