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Riverton City may shut off secondary water due to low levels at Utah Lake

RIVERTON – Residents in Riverton may have less than a week to enjoy their green lawns and gardens without inflated costs.

The city’s Mayor, Bill Applegarth, estimates that 98 percent of residents use secondary water on their lawns and gardens. 263 more words

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The high-tech desert


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When Bart Fisher returned home from college in 1972, his family’s alfalfa fields outside Blythe in California’s southeastern desert produced 7 tons of alfalfa per acre.

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Culture

Why salad basically sucks

It’s not that it’s rabbit food or that it’s the food our food eats, despite Ron Swanson’s best efforts to convince us otherwise. It’s all to do with that fact that salads are inefficient. 24 more words

Science & Technology

Lessons from my Garden

This summer began with a new development in my home garden: after the first few years of shade-gardening with native plants, a light-gap has opened in the woods from a tree falling last year, allowing me to finally pursue a dream of vegetables. 272 more words

Nature

Oliver urges water conservation after irrigation system repair

The Town of Oliver and the B.C. government recently spent about $1 million to fix a damaged irrigation pipe that helped supply water to thousands of acres of orchards, vineyards and ground crops in the Oliver area. 113 more words

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Elk Ridge residents worried about water restrictions after equipment failure

ELK RIDGE CITY, Utah — Thousands are stuck worrying where their water will be coming from during the next few weeks after an equipment failure took out Elk Ridge City’s main water supply. 337 more words

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Watch Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US, shrink

The water level in Lake Mead — the United States’ largest reservoir that serves as a source of water for over 20 million people — has dropped to an all-time low, the U.S.

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Politics