Are there things that the state can do to both stimulate more snowfall in the
right areas and to maximize the runoff that reaches critical areas?
More people here will help. I've heard that one before.
Selectively stimulate snow fall has been tried and still in progress anywhere
clouds will form. Loss of water is not just a Utah or western states issue
because many eastern states have been in drought as well. This
country is in the cusp of going into a scorched land condition where growth and
the wrong industries (Oil fracking, nuclear energy, refineries) that use water
and treat it with chemicals and toxic waste that removes the toxic water from
the global environment by having to bury it forever. We ahve been burying water
for many decades and every barrel buried is lost to recovery and recycling in
our weather patterns and ice caps. We are wasting away our water without a means
to replace it.We talk and worry about running out of oil, but
useable drinking water has been a back door hazardous waste process no one is
thinking about.Flash floods is not new and were it not for the
development of land in the path of flash flood water flows it would be a welcome
event, but developers had other ideas for the use of land that haven't seen
water for a hundred years.