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Wasatch Back reservoirs over 90% full

A springtime view of the Jordanelle Reservoir.
Grace Doerfler / KPCW
A springtime view of the Jordanelle Reservoir. As of June 1, 2024 the reservoir is 96% full.

From Cache to Washington counties, only a half an inch of precipitation fell in Utah’s valleys during May. That’s 64% below normal for the month.

The state’s mountains fared better with close to normal precipitation levels at 2.3 inches.

The water year-to-date precipitation totals stand at 135% of normal as of June 1. Precipitation levels in 6 of the state’s watersheds are also above normal; 10 are below.

Statewide water storage is at 91% capacity, which is the highest it has been for at least 15 years.

In Wasatch County Deer Creek and Strawberry stand at 98% and Jordanelle is at 96% full.

Summit County reservoirs are also faring well with East Canyon and Smith and Morehouse over 100% full, Echo standing at 96% and Rockport Reservoir at 93% full.