June 1, 2009

The Jordan River is high

I've noticed during the past week that the Jordan River has a higher water level than it did earlier in the spring. Most of the water in the river is pumped from Utah Lake in Provo county, and some of the water comes from creeks that drain into the river. The higher level in the river shows that we are having a good spring in terms of snow melt and rain. This is good because the cities around here get their water from large reservoirs in the mountains, and more water in the reservoirs means more water will be available during our hot summer.

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