Drought scourges Utah farms

LA Times: This year, the state suffered its warmest and least-snowy winter since the late 1800s, when Utah was still a territory. The lowest-elevation snowpack has melted, and most of the higher altitudes will be quick to follow. "This is one of those years farmers will tell their grandkids about," said Utah state hydrologist Randall Julander. "About just how dry it was and how bad it was." This is how bad it is: Drought now grips 40% of the West, with no end in sight: globally, nine of the 10 warmest......

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