News & Events

Algae Bloom May Spur New Interest In Solving Utah's Nutrient Problems

22 July 2016
http://kuer.org/post/algae-bloom-may-spur-new-interest-solving-utahs-nutrient-problems

Utah Lake algal bloom moving into Jordan River

20 July 2016
State officials have begun sampling the Jordan River and wetlands near Great Salt Lake in Davis County. The Central Davis Sewer District, which is involved in an ongoing effort to study the Great Salt Lake, plans to collect samples from Farmington Bay on Wednesday and share that data with the…

Drying Lake Bed Contributes to Utah's Air Quality Problems

19 July 2016
Our friends and Energy & Environment News recently published this update on Great Salt Lake. This is part five of their Dead Sea series. Recent estimpates report, "At least 550 square miles of lake bed is now dry, an area five times the size of Owens Lake -- the site…

Despite Success, Mono Lake Still Faces Threats Due To Drought, Climate Change

29 June 2016
Our friends and Energy & Environment News recently published this update on Mono Lake in California. This is part four of their Dead Sea series.  "Now, advocates for Mono Lake tout it as a model that could work for other imperiled lakes...  "Without the regulations, Mono Lake would have been…

2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum Video Archive

15 June 2016
The 2016 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum was a great success!  Thank you again to all of our sponsors, keynote speakers, presenters, attendees, vendors, and everyone who helped to make this event possible. At the Forum, we discussed microbialites, water issues, birds, air quality, development, and every briny thing inbetween.…

California's Largest Lake Will Soon Dry Up

15 June 2016
Our friends at Environment & Energy News recently published this update on the drying Salton Sea. This is part two of their Dead Seas series. "California's largest lake (350 square miles) is about to be turned into a toxic dust bowl with potentially catastrophic health consequences for about 650,000 people…
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Why We Care

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981

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