Great Salt Lake

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Glossy ibis fly over the Bear River Migratory Bird Ref...
Aimee Van Tatenhove, Utah Public Radio

Increasing Great Salt Lake salinity predicted to impact Utah brine shrimp

New research suggests that as Great Salt Lake shrinks and gets saltier, brine shrimp, a staple food for migrating birds and a boon to Utah’s economy, may be in danger of dramatic population declines.
13 hours ago
CORINNE, UTAH - AUGUST 02: In an aerial view, an evaporation pond is pinkish-red due to high salini...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Dust hot spots: Where is Great Salt Lake’s toxic dust most likely to originate?

Kevin Perry believes there are many "trigger points" that indicate when there is something wrong with the Great Salt Lake.
12 days ago
The Shorelines Preserve at the Great Salt Lake (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Using stormwater to create wetlands at the Great Salt Lake

The Nature Conservancy will soon be using stormwater to create new wetlands off the shores of the Great Salt Lake.
19 days ago
Bear River Massacre site. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Restoration of Idaho’s Bear River Massacre site may benefit Great Salt Lake

Current efforts to restore the site of the Bear River Massacre could benefit the whole Wasatch Front in a big way.
21 days ago
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Dan Spindle

Biologist says Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem is near collapse

A biology professor said the Great Salt Lake’s ecosystem is dangerously close to collapsing, creating a risk for all of Utah.
24 days ago
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Cary Schwanitz

Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina closes boat ramp

As water levels at the Great Salk Lake continue to set record lows. the Great Salt Lake Park and Marina closed the boat ramp on Thursday.
1 month ago
FILE: An active Monsoon season will not have an impact on Utah's drought. (Pineview reservoir file ...
Saige Miller, KUER

Utah can’t save or stretch its precious water if it can’t super accurately measure it

As the Western megadrought stretches on, conservation, rate hikes or tearing out turf may not be enough.
1 month ago
Saltair from boardwalk early (Utah State Historical Society)...
Dan Spindle

The Rise and fall of the Great Saltair: The search for Utah’s lost world class lakefront resort

At one point, the Great Salt Lake was home to a lakefront resort bringing in big crowds, including celebrities and U.S. Presidents. KSL's Dan Spindle looks into the rise and fall of that resort and how it ties into our efforts to save the precious resource.
1 month ago
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Saige Miller, KUER

Utah agriculture wants more support and research to reach future water-saving goals

The Utah Legislature, the federal government and community members are all weighing in on how best to address the ongoing drought, but all eyes are on Utah’s agricultural industry to reduce its water usage.
2 months ago
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Dan Spindle

‘Dust Lake City’ disaster looming as Utah professor fights to save the Great Salt Lake

It's clear how much the Great Salt Lake has shrunk over the years. But there is something in the air that's not so clear. KSL's Dan Spindle reveals the threats newly exposed dust and minerals at the lake pose to millions along the Wasatch Front.
2 months ago
Sprinklers water a Utah farmer's field. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

Gov. Cox releases water conservation plan for Utah’s biggest users – farmers

Governor Cox rolled out chapter three of his water conservation plan Wednesday which focused on water savings for Utah's agriculture industry.
2 months ago
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Sean Higgins, KUER 90.1

Critics say the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act pushes more study when action is what’s needed

SALT LAKE CITY — State leaders are optimistic federal legislation that could provide millions in funding to help the shrinking Great Salt Lake will have traction in Washington, but some water advocates in Utah are still not satisfied. The Great Salt Lake Recovery Act was introduced by Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Reps. Burgess Owens and Chris […]
2 months ago
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Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune

Lawn gone: ‘Localscaping’ may save water, but can it rescue the Great Salt Lake?

The idea is catching on in cities as Utahns shift their thinking about landscaping. The trick is ensuring enough water trickles downstream.
2 months ago
A bird near the Great Salt Lake....
Mike Anderson & Michael Houck

Researchers are worried about metals in the Great Salt Lake ecosystem

"All of these metals are unfortunately very toxic," researchers look into how pollutants affect the Great Salt Lake and the environment around it.
3 months ago
The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson

How the Great Salt Lake’s dropping water level is affecting a Utah bird refuge

With the Great Salt Lake water level at the lowest level ever, surrounding areas are also drying up and the birds are noticing.
3 months ago
Ormond Construction crews install secondary water meters in a subdivision in Woods Cross for the We...
Keira Farrimond and Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Metering Utah’s secondary water may help overuse in drought

During the driest months of the year, Utahns' yards can be a primary culprit for water overuse. But there's one thing some water districts are seeing make a big difference in how much customers use: secondary water meters.
3 months ago
FILE The views from Frey Peak in Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake, Utah. (Larry D....
Carter Williams, Deseret News

‘Art is a good teacher’: New public exhibit draws attention to the drying Great Salt Lake

Jacob Brooks' latest painting is quite simple, so simple that his 3-year-old son can understand the message Brooks is trying to convey: trying to save the Great Salt Lake.
3 months ago
From north of the Great Salt Lake the evaporation of its waters is clear. Antelope Island sits in a...
Ben Winslow, Fox 13

Great Salt Lake drops to new historic low

The Great Salt Lake has dropped to 4,190.1 feet — a new historic low.
3 months ago
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Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News & Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Can this technology be an answer to farmland water use in the West?

Utah's serious water shortage is forcing the agriculture community to change their ways. And it could change the future of farming across the state. KSL's Dan Spindle traveled to Emery County to see one high-tech solution in action.
4 months ago
Great Salt Lake Rowing Club on the lake. (Credit: Ray Boone)...
Ray Boone, KSL TV

‘It’s just idyllic’: Great Salt Lake Rowing Club plows ahead, despite low water levels

Rowing may not be the first spot that comes to mind when you think of popular recreation spots in Utah, but one enthusiastic group is working to change that perception.
4 months ago
FILE: The receding waters of The Great Salt Lake are easy to see from Chopper 5. (KSL TV)...
Carter Williams, KSL.com 

Hazardous metals aren’t only in Great Salt Lake’s dust, they’re in the ecosystem too

Researchers have, in recent years, found that metals and chemicals dumped into Great Salt Lake's tributaries not only flow into the lake itself but ultimately get trapped in the lakebed.
4 months ago
Wasatch Charter School in Salt Lake City assigned 8th graders to research and study the Great Salt ...
Dan Spindle & Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Art project shows students how drought threatens the Great Salt Lake area

The Great Salt Lake is a critical resource for families here in Utah but sometimes it's difficult to express its importance with data and statistics. One group of local teenagers hopes creativity can bridge the gap and bring understanding and urgency to the issue. 
4 months ago
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Agricultural operations are seen along the Bear River, the G...
Leia Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune

Don’t blame farms for drying up the Great Salt Lake. Why they could be key to its survival.

Importance of working with agriculture surfaces as a theme at forum exploring solutions for the imperiled, iconic body of water.
4 months ago
One of two Arthur V. Watkins Dam siphon pipes that will be replaced with a direct outlet pipe is vi...
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

‘Water is not going to magically appear,’ says Interior’s Tanya Trujillo

How money can help the West navigate the water supply issue of drought.
5 months ago
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