A group directing water conservation for Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties wants to ask the Utah Legislature for money to fund a cloud-seeding program, officials say.

While Utah officials said the state has sufficient water supplies in reservoirs to meet demand through the end of the summer, forecasts for parched conditions prompted the group to seek ways to fund the effort."If the drought continues, we will definitely ask for funding next year," said Kent Hortin, coordinator of the Bear River Resource Conservation and Development Office.

Hortin said he has discussed the problem with the Water Resources Division to obtain emergency funds for a fall cloud seeding. But the conservation group failed to submit the necessary paperwork in time for the July 5 special session.