America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Utah Drought

Utah has taken some of the most action to prepare for its current drought risks amongst the states assessed and has also addressed climate change-related drought risks to the water sector in its State Water Plan.



For more information on how prepared Utah is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Utah Taking Action?

  • Utah address its current risks through the creation of programs such as the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWR) Conservation Program and disaster response plans
  • The State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Utah State Water Plan briefly discuss climate change-related drought risks
  • Utah has taken no action towards creating a statewide climate change adaption plan or to implement measures to improve resilience