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The Flood Threat Continues

Widespread rain across the southern half of Utah will bring the potential for flooding.
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More rain and flooding in Southern Utah

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Utah’s warmer-than-usual temps likely to stick around into fall

Utah’s warmer-than-usual temps likely to stick around into fall | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Hot, dry conditions look likely to continue well into fall. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday there is no sign of El Nino or La Nina climate patterns on the near horizon to stir things up.
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No end in sight.

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Pineview Water Systems: Cut water use by 50 percent — or else

Pineview Water Systems: Cut water use by 50 percent — or else | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
OGDEN — Residents need to let their lawns dry out, or their water source will dry up sooner than expected.Pineview Water Systems, which serves t...
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Drought conditions continue in Washington County

Drought conditions continue in Washington County | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah residents are being asked to conserve water due to drought conditions in Washington County. Although the last month brought several inches of rainfall, the area is still ...
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July rain gives temporary relief to Utah's declining water storage | ksl.com

July rain gives temporary relief to Utah's declining water storage | ksl.com | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
The state was pummeled with heavy rainfall in
July, greatly helping agriculture and the
watershed areas.
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Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West: A Step by Step Guide for Professionals and Do it Yourselfers: Heidi Kratsch: 9780874217896: Amazon.com: Books

Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West: A Step by Step Guide for Professionals and Do it Yourselfers [Heidi Kratsch] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Another water efficient landscaping book for the Intermountain West water conservation gardening enthusiast.

 

 

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Salt Lake City Temperature Records for July 2013

Salt Lake City Temperature Records for July 2013 | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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If this doesn't have anything to do with water conservation, then I don't know what does.

 

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Water levels OK, but residents asked to conserve

Water levels OK, but residents asked to conserve | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
PROVO -- It's still hot, and it's still not raining. That being said, it's still not time to panic -- but a rain dance wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Meters to help plan future secondary water fees in N. Utah

Meters to help plan future secondary water fees in N. Utah | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
LAYTON —— Unregulated use of the secondary water supply is nearing an end. The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District recently completed t...
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Metering water has started along the Wasatch Front. About time? What do you think...

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Utah Water Initiative series of town hall meetings.

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Lehi cancels Foam Day because of drought

Lehi cancels Foam Day because of drought | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
LEHI - Lehi City leaders announced that the community's annual July 24 Foam Day that had thousands attending prior years is being canceled this year because of drought conditions. It
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Utah nearing worst water levels in decade; future looks drier, dire

Utah nearing worst water levels in decade; future looks drier, dire | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
OGDEN — Saying the month of June was exceptionally dry is like saying Superman is pretty tough.But the water struggles Top of Utah residents are...
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If you haven't started conserving water yet, now is the time.

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Navajo Nation declares drought emergency

The nation's largest American Indian reservation is awash in extreme drought, and that has forced its leaders to declare an emergency.
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Extreme drought for Navajo Nation

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Cliffrose Purshia mexicana Rose Family DesertUSA

Cliffrose Purshia mexicana Rose Family DesertUSA | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Cliffrose are most often found between 3,500 and 8,000 feet in the Rocks, Southwest, Great Basin regions and into Mexico.
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Cliffrose is a beautiful drought tolerant shrub, covered in fragrant blooms in spring and early summer. The bees love it too!

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New Water Consumption Monitoring Service by Smart Rain - Watch List News

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New Smart irrigation technology

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Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping - cwel.usu.edu

Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping - cwel.usu.edu | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
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Check out USU's revamped Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping

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UPDATE: Lightning sparks wildfires in Cache Valley

UPDATE: Lightning sparks wildfires in Cache Valley | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
MILLVILLE — A lightning storm Sunday morning sparked four wildfires on the east side of Cache Valley between Millville and Hyrum. Logan City Dispatch confirmed the fires began around 3:36 a.m.
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There are three fires burning in the Cache Valley area. Pretty cripsy out there!

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Sun Advocate - Drought means drought only when it affects you - August 1, 2013

Sun Advocate - Drought means drought only when it affects you - August 1, 2013 | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Sun Advocate, Serving Carbon County, Utah news since 1891
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Definitions about drought

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Heavy rain floods southern Utah towns (video)

Heavy rain floods southern Utah towns (video) | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
As cities throughout southern Utah recovered from flooding over Friday night, others endured another round of thunderstorms that turned streets into rivers on Saturday. Cedar City Police Sgt.
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Feast or famine? Some rain for parts of Utah.

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Fernbush

Fernbush | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
photographs and information on Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium)
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Fernbush is a great shrub choice for the Intermountain West water-wise landscape.

 

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Looking for Lawns : Feature Articles

Looking for Lawns : Feature Articles | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
Move over, corn. According to a satellite-based estimate, lawns constitute the largest area of irrigated crops in America.
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Not specifically about Utah, but interesting non the less

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Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West: Marcia Tatroe, Charles Mann: 9781555663872: Amazon.com: Books

Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West

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Water-wise book of the week...

 

"The first complete gardening book to cover the hot, dry, desert and plains areas of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, Idaho, Montana. Topics include: extensive plant lists for all areas, hardscape ideas using rock and wood, where to find garden art and how to use it to create your own regional aesthetic, as well as hundreds of practical suggestions to overcome the challenges of gardening in the Intermountain West."

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Pineview Water Systems asks water users to voluntarily reduce use

Pineview Water Systems asks water users to voluntarily reduce use | Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape | Scoop.it
OGDEN, Utah – Pineveiw Water Systems is asking their water users to voluntarily reduce their water usage by at least 20 percent due to low water supplies. According to a press release from Pineview...
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Southwest Xeriscapes - Colorado - Marcia Tatroe

Southwest Xeriscapes - Colorado - Marcia Tatroe - New Mexico State University - - Video furnished by Media Productions, New Mexico State University. Noncomme...
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Great xeriscape and simple water conserving practices overview with Colorado's Marcia Tatroe. 

 

 

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