Summit County is currently classified under the categories of ‘extreme’ and ‘severe’ drought according to the United States Drought Monitor. That being said, wintertime is not usually associated with the typical drought mindset – thoughts of scorching temperatures, a baking hot sun, and perhaps a parched mouth.
The Utah Division of Water Resources said in a Facebook post, “Utah’s drought conditions continue to hurt. Utah is one of the driest states and this year is one for the records. We haven’t gotten the snow we need and it’s going to take the work of Mother Nature to get us out of it.”
There’s a reason Northeastern Utah is known geographically as the ‘High Desert.’ The amount of seasonal snowfall a region is experiencing this year could be a preview of what that area be looking at in terms of vegetation growth come the months of spring and summer.
“Whether it’s a wet or dry year, saving water is always important,” the Utah Division of Water Resources wrote, encouraging people to commit to simple ways to save water. One idea is to take the Utah ‘Waterwise’ pledge online today.