Cache County concerned about lack of moisture

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About a month ago Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon reported that the moisture content along the Bear River watershed was 71 percent of normal but the next report was 91 percent. Tuesday night Lemon told the Cache County Council that the moisture content now has dropped and is now 73 percent of normal.

“We really are hurting,” Lemon explained.

Lemon told the council that the county uses a cloud seeding program to help with consistent moisture. But even that has been ineffective so far this year.

“The problem with cloud seeding is that if you don’t have any clouds you can’t seed them,” he continued. “Hopefully that will improve and in fact we all need to be very cognizant of that.”

It’s a concern among other elected officials throughout the state. In fact, according to the Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake County Council Chairman Michael Jensen told his colleagues Tuesday that unless weather patterns change decidedly over the next few months water restrictions are likely to be imposed.

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