Mineral extraction water withdrawals on Great Salt Lake

13 January 2015 Published in News & Events

Using lake water for mineral extraction is just one of the threats Great Salt Lake faces year after year.


This report by Dr. Johnnie Moore details impacts from mineral extraction water withdrawals on the Lake when elevations are low.


To read the full report, Preliminary Assessment of the Effects of Withdrawing Water for Mineral Extraction on the Levels of Great Salt Lake at Historic Low Levels, download the PDF attachement below.


Why We Care

  • Somewhere there should be a place for artists and tourists—if no one else is interested—to watch the gulls wheel into a flaming sunset and to ripple their hands in the smooth brine.

    George Dibble, "Deserted Site Remains Tourist Artist Mecca," Salt Lake Tribune, 1961