Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ready for Spring Sunshine? Provo still needs Moisture


Wednesday March 20, 2013 is the Spring Equinox, which marks the first day of spring for the new year. After what seems like a long winter, with many days spent inside, many of us may be wanting nothing more than some warm temperatures and sunny skies. 

For Provo's water situation however, a rainy spring forecast may be just what we need. Provo Mayor John Curtis has already indicated in a post on his blog (link here) how Jordanelle and Deer Creek are currently at a mere 67 percent capacity, and local weather services have predicted that northern Utah is currently at 80 percent of normal in overall snow-pack. Today the Daily Herald also had a story about Provo's need for more moisture (link here). Both sources indicate Provo will need to accumulate some more moisture during the spring months to avoid a serious crunch on water resources. 

Residents are encouraged to remember wise water use strategies as they begin preparing their yards and gardens for the onset of spring. As always, the standard of no watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. remains in effect, and any other smart use of water resources, such as avoiding peak use times of water consumption, is encouraged.