written by: Glen Warchol
Utah’s position as the most water-wasteful state. (Sorry, Aunt Bea.)
= the amount of water Utahns consume each day.
4 out of 5
gallons of Utah’s annual rainfall are sucked up by farms and ½ of that is lost to inefficient irrigation.
Godmother of Utah Water Conservation—beloved Gov. Olene Walker (aka “Aunt Bea”) called on Utahns to Slow-the-Flow.
= agriculture’s paltry part of Utah’s modern economy.
3 Beautiful Acres:
Red Butte Arboretum’s Conservation Garden that will test and teach water-wise practices. And don’t miss the Annual Benefit Spring Plant Sale May 12-13, 300 Wakara Way, SLC, redbuttegarden.org
Time it would take before even near-record snowpacks like this season would fill our drought-stricken reservoirs.
See more inside the 2017 May/June Issue.See more inside the 2017 May/June Issue.