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

  • "Great Salt Lake is a special place. There is nothing else like it. Do we really want to imagine a time when we have to say "I remember when there used to be a big salty lake out there?" Can we really be so disconnected from our landscape that we fail to act before it's too late? We must protect this resource, this place of life and reflection."

    Janessa Edwards, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Education and Outreach Director