Final Request for Great Salt Lake Water Supply Strategies

19 July 2017 Published in News & Events

The Great Salt Lake Advisory Council (Council) is requesting submissions of strategies or tools to maintain or increase the surface elevation of Great Salt Lake (GSL).  To date, the Council has received sixty-six (66) strategies/tools submitted by groups and individuals in Utah.  The Council is compiling these strategies to facilitate a discussion on how to reverse the long-term decline in GSL water levels. Attached find a draft report summarizing the 66 strategies received, to date.  Before completing its report, the Council wants to make sure it has not missed strategies, tools or options you believe might be useful. Please share your suggestions of potential options, tools or strategies to get more water in GSL with bnicholson@swca.com no later than July 28, 2017.  Please include a description of the strategy, a statement of its applicability to GSL, and potential limitations on its implementation (see format of prior submissions in the draft report).   You may also provide comments on prior submissions.  To encourage a broad scope of responses, all suggestions will be included and all submitters will remain anonymous. 

 

 

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Why We Care

  • We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150 years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems history and for education. 

    Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999