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Utah Cities Facing a Water Shortage Spurred, In Part, By Overwatering

27 July 2018
By Taylor Stevens, Salt Lake Tribune Early Tuesday morning, Paul Hirst received a call with “unprecedented” news: Twenty-five million gallons of water had been drained from one of the Benchland Irrigation Water District’s reservoirs overnight, leaving it empty for the first time anyone working there can remember. A water shortage,…

A changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms in the Eastern Sierra — or less water for L.A.

17 July 2018
Louis Sahagun, LA Times When dust storms began rising off the dry bed of Owens Lake, authorities in the Eastern Sierra blamed Los Angeles’ thirst. The city had, after all, drained the lake in the 1920s to serve its faucets. Now, as dust kicks up from Mono Lake, authorities in…

Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference this October

05 July 2018
Lake Bonneville Geologic Conference October 3-4, 2018 Lake Bonneville Geologic Short Course October 5-6, 2018 The conference and short course will be held at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will be open to the geologic community. The conference…

A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

28 June 2018
By Brian Switek Look at the Great Salt Lake and you might think of the vast body of water as lifeless. That’s far from the truth, of course. Not only is the Great Salt Lake home to an incredible number of brine shrimp - fodder for migrating birds looking to…

Register Now for the Dialogue on Collaboration: Great Salt Lake

11 June 2018
Register for the Dialogue on Collaboration June 21, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 pm SJ Quinney College of Law, Level 6 The Great Salt Lake: What Can Collaboration Bring to the Table? Registration for the June Dialogue on Collaboration on "The Great Salt Lake: What Can Collaboration Bring to the Table?" closes June 13. Space is…

Video Archive of 2018 Issues Forum Now Available

07 June 2018
Click here to view any of the wonderful 2018 Issues Forum Presentations. Thank you again to our sponsors, speakers, and everyone who made this event a big briny success.   
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