Great Salt Lake

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.
2 days 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.
5 days 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.'
12 days ago
meetinghouse landscaping...
Carter Williams,

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.
18 days ago
Great Salt Lake wetlands...
Carter Williams,

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.
1 month 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.
2 months ago
Water levels are pictured in the Great Salt Lake on July 20. A group's new initiative seeks to buil...
Carter Williams,

‘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.
2 months ago
The sun sets on the Spiral Jetty...
 Carter Williams,

‘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.
2 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.
3 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.
3 months ago
Great Salt Lake railroad causeway. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)...
Carter Williams,

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.
3 months ago
Antelope Island State Park-paddle board trip into the sunset on the Great Salt Lake. (Tiffany Ames)...
Carter Williams,

‘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.
3 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.
3 months ago
Jordanelle Reservoir near 90% of capacity...
Carter Williams, 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.
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
Farmington Bay...

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.
5 months ago
Great Salt Lake pelicans...
Shelby Lofton

Pelicans are disappearing from the Great Salt Lake

Pelicans are large, smelly, and sometimes mean birds. They like to be left alone and undisturbed. 
5 months ago
US Magnesium plant...
Mike Anderson

Study seeks causes for air pollution in Great Salt Lake area

A new study is taking a close look at air pollution around the Wasatch Front, and chemicals found in The Great Salt Lake.
5 months ago
Chopper 5 vew of the Great Salt Lake....
Carter Williams,

How much did Utah’s record snowpack help the Great Salt Lake?

The lake appears to have maxed out at about 4,194 feet elevation after this year's record snowpack.
5 months ago
(photos courtesy of McKenzie Skiles)...
Jed Boal

Dust deposits blown onto snow shown to accelerate snowmelt

Blowing dust from the dry lakebed of the Great Salt Lake is not only bad for our air quality, but it also threatens Utah’s most precious resource: water.
6 months ago
Great Salt Lake dust...
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

Are Utahns worried about Great Salt Lake after record snowpack?

A Deseret News poll shows concern remains strong, but slightly diminished in light of snowpack.
6 months ago
The Great Salt Lake on Wednesday. Utah researchers say the lake may end up gaining 6 feet between N...
Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio

Great Salt Lake brine shrimp population increases as lake reaches healthy levels

The brine shrimp industry is breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the rising water level of the Great Salt Lake.
6 months ago
Farmington Bay...
Carter Williams, and Kim Bojórquez, Axios

How Utah’s record snowpack is impacting the Great Salt Lake’s shorebirds

Janice Gardner vividly remembers what it was like to venture out into the Great Salt Lake's vast wetlands as she and multiple groups of volunteers began counting shorebirds as part of the first extensive shorebird count in the area since 1995.
6 months ago
One of the boats being lowered into the Great Salt Lake marina by crane. (KSL TV)...
Dan Rascon

Boats return to Great Salt Lake waters after years of drought

An exciting and long anticipated day at the Great Salt Lake Marina as dozens of large boats finally got back into the water on Tuesday.
6 months ago

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