Rain barrels for water conservation, and the mystery of the Library Square cowboy

All of Utah is in extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

A recent study from UCLA identified the current drought as the deepest dry spell the American West has experienced in more than 1,200 years. Climate change is exacerbating the problem; that same study attributed 42% of the drought to global warming from the burning of fossil fuels.

Today on “In the Hive,” we examine one action Utah residents can take in response: collecting rainwater for residential use.

Plus, later in the show — the mystery of the Library Square cowboy.

Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council
Marshal Tumbleweed
Kevin Sheridan, deputized audio producer