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Monticello, Utah turned to reserve water in Loyds Lake
10/31/2018 1:27:23 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
San Juan County, UT
Monticello, UT

Start Date: 5/15/2018 -  
Monticello’s secondary water reservoir ran dry, forcing the city to begin drawing water from the reserve water stored in Loyds Lake. During a dry year, the city might begin pumping water from Loyds Lake in July, but the switch came exceptionally early this year as the area saw almost no runoff from snowpack in the Abajo Mountains. San Juan Record (Utah), May 15, 2018