Listen Live on  
 

My 99.5

The Best of the 90's To Now - Salt Lake City
 
 

Water Restrictions Imposed for Virgin River Users

 
Posted July 16th, 2014 @ 11:38am by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

SPURRED BY ONGOING SOUTHERN UTAH DROUGHT CONDITIONS -- THAT HAVE DRASTICALLY DROPPED VIRGIN RIVER WATER LEVELS -- MANY FARMERS AND RANCHERS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO USE RIVER WATER.

OFFICIALS SAY, ONLY PEOPLE WITH WATER RIGHTS -- DATING BACK INTO THE 1800'S -- WILL BE ABLE TO DIVERT WATER, TO IRRIGATE CROPS... GROW PASTURES... AND PROVIDE TO CATTLE.

STATE OFFICIALS ATTRIBUTE THE ACTION TO EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS, OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS.

STATE ENGINEERS WILL MONITOR THE RIVER, AND MODIFY THE RULES IF STREAM FLOWS IMPROVE.

Recommended Stories

More from My 99.5

*