Zak Podmore Reporter
  • Bluff
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • 435-250-4364

Zak is a Report for America corps member covering conflict and change in San Juan County for The Tribune. He has been writing from Bluff, Utah, since 2015 and is the author of Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political On Rivers of the New West from Torrey House Press.

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  • San Juan County

81 Articles
about 21 hours ago
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Scientists in Moab are working to understand how climate change will impact desert biocrusts

Drylands are the world's largest biome, covering 40% of the earth's land surface. Scientists near Moab are studying h...

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about 1 month ago
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Cultural sites are being revealed by a dwindling Lake Powell

More cultural sites have been revealed as the lake level drops, presenting new challenges to land managers as well as...

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about 2 months ago
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Woman and her dog are walking the length of the Colorado River from source to sea

Vanessa Keating is using TikTok to share updates about the Southwestern water crisis as she hikes the length of the C...

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about 2 months ago
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The Ute Indian Tribe calls Biden’s newest national monument an ‘unlawful act of genocide’

Leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe blasted President Joe Biden for designating Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Mon...

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3 months ago
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As Congress splits over Sen. Manchin’s permitting reform bill, Utah scholars ask lawmakers to loo...

Researchers argue that NEPA isn't the roadblock its been made out to be.

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3 months ago
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Desert farms in Utah flourish with water from Colorado River

About 27% of the water used in Utah comes from the Colorado River, with the majority of the state’s water supply comi...

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3 months ago
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How long can a drying West keep Lake Powell?

Barring massive changes to the way the west uses water, the massive reservoir on the Colorado appears to be headed to...

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3 months ago
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Photographing Glen Canyon — Again

Dawn Kish has taken numerous trips on Lake Powell since, producing a series of stunning black-and-white photos that s...

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4 months ago
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The Daily Buzz: Why the feds want to study Glen Canyon Dam modifications

Listen to ‘The Daily Buzz’ podcast to hear the latest news each weekday morning from The Salt Lake Tribune.

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4 months ago
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Feds want to study Glen Canyon Dam modifications, as states’ deadline for Colorado River water cu...

The deadline for Colorado River basin states to come up with a plan to cut 2 to 4 million acre-feet of water use pass...

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4 months ago
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Filling Lake Powell to maximize recreation benefits would require biggest water cuts in history, ...

According to a report released Wednesday by the BlueRibbon Coalition and PowellHeadz, reviving reservoir recreation o...

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4 months ago
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Potential water shortages, not loss of hydropower, present biggest concern at Lake Powell, enviro...

According to a report, the Glen Canyon Dam’s design could contribute to significant water shortages for the tens of m...

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