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Utah Restricts Use Of Virgin River Water

Spurred by ongoing drought conditions that have greatly diminished water levels in the Virgin River and its tributaries, many farmers and residents in southern Utah will no longer be able to use water from the river.

The Spectrum of St. George reports that only people with water rights dating back earlier than 1900 will be able to divert water to irrigate crops, grow pastures and give animals drinking water.

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