This week on Utah NOW--we're talking about the Bear River. It's part of an evolving story of water in the West.
People in this region have always worried about water and a growing population is making new demands.
The debate over whether to divert the Bear River may provide lessons or even a cautionary tale for the future.
All photos courtesy of Craig Denton.
Utah is the second driest state in the nation, but has one of the highest water consumption rates. For more information on general water conservation in our state, please visit waterwiseutah.org.
The Utah Rivers Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and protecting Utah's rivers. Please visit their website at utahrivers.org.
The Utah Division of Water Resources is a comprehensive site of the State of Utah's water coditions, data, and plans. Visit their site at water.utah.gov.
For more information on the Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah, which is displaying Craig Denton's photographs of the Bear River through December 31, 2007, visit their website at umnh.utah.edu.
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