Fact Sheet 2 on Utah Water and the Lake 1/30/23
Many people in Utah have been taught that "water" is very complex, but "water" in Utah is actually quite simple:
- Half of all the water used on farms in Utah returns to the water basin, replenishing groundwater and aquifers,
- Indoor water use is 95% non-consumptive, which means it runs down the drain and returns to the basin via treatment plants, the Jordan River, etc, without being consumed or evaporated.
- Patterned tree thinning of our overgrown forests, encouraging windbreaks, meadows and aspens provides wildfire mitigation, improved wildlife habitat, AND increased stream water flows
Fact Sheet 2 - Utah Water and Great Salt Lake
Utah Water Pie Chart