Great Salt Lake

Utah Lake water release...
Alex Cabrero

Utah Lake release sends 300 million gallons of water a day into the Great Salt Lake

The Utah Lake control gates in Saratoga Springs opened Thursday morning to release water into the Great Salt Lake.
20 days ago
(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)
Dust lingers after OHVs drove by in West Shores, Calif., on Friday, D...
Saige Miller, KUER

Lakebed dust is a worry in Utah. For California’s Salton Sea, it’s a full-blown problem

Like the Great Salt Lake, there are toxins in the sediment of an exposed lake bed in California.
20 days ago
Great Salt Lake bed...
Mike Anderson

Dust from Great Salt Lake helps algal blooms thrive, study finds

A new study is putting a large part of the blame for algal blooms on blowing dust.
22 days ago
Sign showcasing information about the Great Sale Lake Shorelands preserve....
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

Invasive phragmites are needlessly sucking water out of Great Salt Lake

An invasive plant species is using excessive water around the Great Salt Lake.
26 days ago
A sail boat on the Great Salt Lake...
Carter WIlliams, KSL.com

Should the Great Salt Lake be considered a person? Group says yes, Utah bill says no

A bill passed the senate which prohibits legislation from giving extra rights to the Great Salt Lake.
1 month ago
Hundreds of people are calling on the legislature to take bolder steps to protect the Great Salt La...
Brianna Chavez

Hundreds rally, calling on legislature to ‘Save our Great Salt Lake’

Hundreds of people are calling on the legislature to take bolder steps to protect the Great Salt Lake.
1 month ago
A sail boat on the Great Salt Lake...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Cox says he’s ‘very optimistic’ about Utah’s upcoming plan to save the Great Salt Lake

Utah's Great Salt Lake Commissioner said Utah is now ready to release a plan on how it will try and reverse the lake's downward trajectory.
2 months ago
A group of people on the shores of the Great Salt Lake....
Jeffrey Dahdah and Dan Spindle, KSL TV

If you save it, they will come: How recreation and tourism are already surging at the Great Salt Lake

Environmental experts hope the renewed tourist and local interest in the Great Salt Lake will keep it from disappearing.
2 months ago
An artemia shrimp in a tank. (KSL TV)...
Jeff Dahdah, KSL TV

Great Salt Lake preservation key for global food security

A valuable food resource that supplies the world, could disappear with the Great Salt Lake if water levels are not maintained.
3 months ago
A bird flies over the Great Salt Lake as seen from Antelope Island at sunset on Monday, June 5, 202...
Dan Rascon and Mary Culbertson, KSL TV

West Jordan water district offers locals help amid Great Salt Lake water crisis

Jordan Valley Water Conservative District is working to improve water conservation for cities, developers, and local residents to help improve Utah's water crisis problem, after Salt Lake City's population boom.
3 months ago
An irrigation control wheel to allow or prevent water from running through ditches...
Dan Rascon and Larry D. Curtis

Great Salt Lake: Utah farmers adapting to survive drought, changing water laws

According to the USDA, more than 500 Utah farms went out of business between 2017 and 2022 while Utah goes through decades of drought. New Utah laws change a long-standing policy of 'use it or lose it.'
3 months ago
meetinghouse landscaping...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Church implements ‘important’ landscape pilot program to cut water use

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has redesigned the landscape outside six of its Utah meetinghouses and is working to complete a seventh as it seeks to move forward with new conservation goals first outlined last year at the height of the state's severe drought.
3 months ago
Great Salt Lake wetlands...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake trust issues $8.5M to 8 projects seeking to protect lake’s wetlands

The Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust announced Tuesday that it is sending a little more than $8.5 million in grant funds over the next two years to help fund projects that seek to preserve wetlands by the Great Salt Lake.
4 months ago
Crews working to install pipeline irrigation to more effectively bring water to the edge of the Gre...
Mike Anderson

Nature conservancy secures funding to further irrigate Shorelands Preserve

The Nature Conservancy is spending nearly a quarter-million dollars with the help of a Utah Department of Agriculture grant to better irrigate a portion of the Shorelands Preserve, near Kaysville.
5 months ago
Water levels are pictured in the Great Salt Lake on July 20. A group's new initiative seeks to buil...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

‘Our state is up to the task’: New initiative seeks to solve Great Salt Lake’s woes

A group of researchers and other prominent figures are seeking the help of thousands to solve the Great Salt Lake's woes once and for all, as the lake's water levels remain well below the healthy mark even after a welcomed bump from Utah's record snowpack earlier this year.
5 months ago
The sun sets on the Spiral Jetty...
 Carter Williams, KSL.com

‘It’s basically on us’: Experts, lawmakers weigh what’s next to help ailing Great Salt Lake

Utah water experts agree that Utahns must continue to make changes to how they consume water for communities to avoid consequences tied to the drying Great Salt Lake, which reached an all-time low last year.
5 months ago
Willard Bay spillway...
Adam Small, KSLNewsRadio

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks up for Great Salt Lake

Just as he’s done for years, Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is promoting awareness of a major environmental issue. This time around, his focus is on Great Salt Lake.
5 months ago
A shipwreck in Great Salt Lake is visible due to low lake levels in December 2022. Low water levels...
Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune

A year after Great Salt Lake’s record low, half the lake is left for dead

During the winter of 2022, Utah lawmakers on Capitol Hill boarded a pair of Black Hawk helicopters to tour something bleak: the sprawling exposed lakebed, drying mud flats and the water that remained at the Great Salt Lake, which had reached an all-time low. It inspired them to act.
5 months ago
Great Salt Lake railroad causeway. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Why is this section of the Great Salt Lake still close to its record low?

While the Great Salt Lake's blue southern arm remains much higher than it was this time last year, the same can't be said about its pinkish northern arm.
5 months ago
Antelope Island State Park-paddle board trip into the sunset on the Great Salt Lake. (Tiffany Ames)...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

‘They’re supposed to put it all back’: How new Utah rules aim to protect Great Salt Lake’s water

A pair of Utah divisions are close to unveiling new proposed rules that will regulate how new mineral extractors will return all the Great Salt Lake water they use in operations, implementing a law that Utah legislators passed earlier this year.
6 months ago
FILE - A young person runs through the Great Salt Lake on June 15, 2023, near Magna, Utah. A coalit...
Jesse Bedayn, Associated Press/Report for America

The Great Salt Lake is shrinking rapidly and Utah has failed to stop it, a new lawsuit says

A coalition of environmental groups is suing Utah's government, saying the state has failed to stop the Great Salt Lake from shrinking at an alarming pace.
6 months ago
Jordanelle Reservoir near 90% of capacity...
Carter Williams, KSL.com and Ladd Egan, KSL TV

As Utah’s meteorological summer closes on a wet note, what’s in store for fall?

What started as a particularly dry summer in Utah, after a record-breaking snow collection season, has quickly changed over the past few weeks, and that trend could continue into fall, according to a long-range forecast published last week.
6 months ago
Spider...
Alex Cabrero

SpiderFest crawls to Antelope Island Saturday

Antelope Island State Park is well known for its bison even though it's called Antelope Island.
7 months ago
Farmington Bay...
ADAM SMALL

A healthy Great Salt Lake could be bad news for mosquitoes, expert says

More water is normally good news for mosquitoes, but if it’s in the Great Salt Lake, it’s the exact opposite. That’s according to Gary Hatch, the Manager of the Davis Mosquito Abatement District.
7 months ago

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