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The Great Salt Lake Strike Team released a new report, “Great Salt Lake Data and Insights Summary,” to help decision-makers during the 2024 General Legislative Session.
Strike Team: No Single Solution Will Cure Great Salt Lake

Strike Team: No Single Solution Will Cure Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake Strike Team released a new report, “Great Salt Lake Data and Insights Summary,” to help decision-makers during the 2024 General Legislative Session.

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The Logan River Observatory has been monitoring the Logan River watershed since 2013, with the goal of using data to forecast how changes in the amount of precipitation will impact future water availability.
Cache Valley's unique karst geology makes water monitoring a necessity

Cache Valley's unique karst geology makes water monitoring a necessity

The Logan River Observatory has been monitoring the Logan River watershed since 2013, with the goal of using data to forecast how changes in the amount of precipitation will impact future water availability.

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Connecting the Dots between Snowpack and Streamflow in Mountainous Watersheds
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Connecting the Dots between Snowpack and Streamflow in Mountainous Watersheds

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The raging Logan River this spring was both a novelty and a potential hazard, but it was also an opportunity.
Logan River UAV Flight Captures High-Res Imagery of Flooding

Logan River UAV Flight Captures High-Res Imagery of Flooding

The raging Logan River this spring was both a novelty and a potential hazard, but it was also an opportunity.

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UWRL Director David Tarboton and Professor Bethany Neilson helped complete the analysis, which includes a data repository, research, and policy options that will help return the lake to healthy levels
Research Universities and State Agencies Team Up to Offer Solutions for Great Salt Lake | Utah Water Research Laboratory

Research Universities and State Agencies Team Up to Offer Solutions for Great Salt Lake

UWRL Director David Tarboton and Professor Bethany Neilson helped complete the analysis, which includes a data repository, research, and policy options that will help return the lake to healthy levels

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In this video, USU experts Bethany Neilson and Sarah Null discuss how water shepherding could work to translate conservation efforts into real benefits for Utah’s landscape.
Water Shepherding: USU Experts Discuss How to Ensure Conserved Water Gets to the Great Salt Lake

Water Shepherding: USU Experts Discuss How to Ensure Conserved Water Gets to the Great Salt Lake

In this video, USU experts Bethany Neilson and Sarah Null discuss how water shepherding could work to translate conservation efforts into real benefits for Utah’s landscape.

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Utah State University researchers are working to provide huge swaths of data about water supply and demand that are missing in the conversation about water conservation. Featured in Utah State Magazine
Measure to Manage- With Better Water Data

Measure to Manage- With Better Water Data

Utah State University researchers are working to provide huge swaths of data about water supply and demand that are missing in the conversation about water conservation. Featured in Utah State Magazine

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UWRL faculty member Kyle Moor is collaborating with the LRO to study microplastics in mountainous regions.
Breaking it Down: How microplastics degrade in high mountain streams

Breaking it Down: How microplastics degrade in high mountain streams

UWRL faculty member Kyle Moor is collaborating with the LRO to study microplastics in mountainous regions.

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Researchers at Utah State University are creating a new hydrologic information system that will generate important new insight about the nation’s water resources.
USU Engineering Researchers Launch First Project Under New Water Institute | College of Engineering

USU Engineering Researchers Launch First Project Under New Water Institute

Researchers at Utah State University are creating a new hydrologic information system that will generate important new insight about the nation’s water resources.

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Amid the flood of data being used to report current drought conditions in Utah comes a statistic of particular note to Cache Valley residents: The Logan River is at its lowest level for this time of year since 1992, during Utah’s second-worst recorded dro
Low streamflow: Logan River water level matches 1992 drought mark

Low streamflow: Logan River water level matches 1992 drought mark

Amid the flood of data being used to report current drought conditions in Utah comes a statistic of particular note to Cache Valley residents: The Logan River is at its lowest level for this time of year since 1992, during Utah’s second-worst recorded dro...

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As the drought continues and water levels in Cache Valley’s major trout streams drop, the future of Utah’s most popular game fish seems to be uncertain this year.
Drought Could Negatively Affect Trout Populations

Drought Could Negatively Affect Trout Populations

As the drought continues and water levels in Cache Valley’s major trout streams drop, the future of Utah’s most popular game fish seems to be uncertain this year.

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For those who live in snowy mountainous regions like the Wasatch Front, much of the water used for irrigation and drinking comes from snow that accumulates in the mountains.
USU Researchers Study Unique Groundwater Pathways in Logan Canyon | College of Engineering

USU Researchers Study Unique Groundwater Pathways in Logan Canyon

For those who live in snowy mountainous regions like the Wasatch Front, much of the water used for irrigation and drinking comes from snow that accumulates in the mountains.

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The Logan River Observatory was featured in the Utah Water Research Laboratory's 2019 Annual Report for their work's impact on Utah.
The Logan River Observatory: Local Data, Statewide Impact

The Logan River Observatory: Local Data, Statewide Impact

The Logan River Observatory was featured in the Utah Water Research Laboratory's 2019 Annual Report for their work's impact on Utah.

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The LRO's Bethany Neilson gathered a team of 25 undergraduates, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates from universities throughout the state in Logan to collaborate on a scientific snapshot of the Logan River.
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Scientists Take a Snapshot of The Logan River

The LRO's Bethany Neilson gathered a team of 25 undergraduates, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates from universities throughout the state in Logan to collaborate on a scientific snapshot of the Logan River.

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The LRO participates with multiple universities to conduct “synoptic sampling” — a snapshot study — all the way up to Franklin Basin, researchers hope to ultimately learn more about the hydrology, chemistry and biology of the Logan River.
Multi-University Project Examines Logan River | Logan River Observatory

Multi-University Project Examines Logan River

The LRO participates with multiple universities to conduct “synoptic sampling” — a snapshot study — all the way up to Franklin Basin, researchers hope to ultimately learn more about the hydrology, chemistry and biology of the Logan River.