Drought conditions in Utah during 1999-2002: a historical persspective

Update Item Information
Title Drought conditions in Utah during 1999-2002: a historical persspective
Subject Droughts; Utah; Water; Weather
Description Utah's weather is prone to extremes-from severe flooding to multiyear droughts. Five major floods occurred during 1952, 1965, 1966, 1983, and 1984, and six multiyear droughts occurred during 1896-1905, 1930-36, 1953-65, 1974-78 (U.S. Geological Survey, 1991), and more recently during 1988-93 and 1999-2002. The areal extent of floods generally is limited in size from one to several watersheds, whereas droughts generally affect most or all of the state. Southern Utah, in particular the Virgin River drainage basin, began experiencing drought conditions during the winter of 1998-99. By 2000, drought conditions were evident throughout all of Utah. The current drought (1999-2002) is comparable in length and magnitude to previous droughts; however, with population growth and increased demand for water in Utah, the general effect is more severe.
Creator Wilkowske, Chris D.; Allen, David V.; Phillips, Jeff V.
Publisher United States Geological Survey
Date 2003-12-08
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6q52r86
Setname uu_wwu
ID 1158961
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q52r86
Back to Search Results