Utah's Department of Natural Resources is recommending the legislature extend the state of emergency for drought, FOX 13 has confirmed.
"In looking at the conditions, it’s really hard for me right now not to just extend or to ask for the extension of the drought declaration simply because conditions merit," DNR Executive Director Brian Steed said.
The recommendation is expected to be made at a meeting during the Utah State Legislature's interim session on Wednesday. Utah has been in a state of emergency for drought since March. The emergency declaration will expire at the end of October and DNR is recommending that it be extended until the end of this year.
Under recent law changes, the governor can declare a state of emergency — but the legislature can extend or end it.
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