Drought Update: Cool, dry spring leads into year’s driest month

The spring of 2022 has been slightly cooler than normal, but it was also the 19th driest spring on record for the past 125 years.

The green foothills reflect the cool spring weather, but water experts warn that even this could be a bad sign as we head into June, which is traditionally the driest month of the year.

As the weather heats up, the lush green plants in the foothills will turn dry and brown, setting the stage for another bad fire season.

Add to that the fact that reservoirs are lower now than they were last year at this time, and it’s obvious that water conservation continues to be important for all Utah residents, as well as those across the mountain west.

We are asking our customers and other Draper residents to continue your great efforts to conserve water, especially in your landscaping. Please visit the Conservation link on our website if you’re looking for a place to start.