News & Events

Utah's Water Plan Still Has Miles To Go

14 August 2017
Conservation, not big diversion projects, is what the state needs. by Lynn de Freitas, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake by Amelia Nuding, Wester Resource Advocates  On July 19, Utah’s 50-year State Water Strategy was released by the State Water Strategy Advisory Team. In an arid state where water is paramount…

Summer 2017: On the Water Front of Great Salt Lake - Taking the Initiative to Identify Ways to Provide Water for the Lake is the Right Thing to Do

31 July 2017
On the Water Front of Great Salt Lake - Taking the Initiative to Identify Ways to Provide Water for the Lake is the Right Thing to Do “Great Salt Lake is an important resource and provides so many ecological, biological, economic and recreational opportunities that we cannot ignore it much…

404 Permit Request for West Davis Highway Project

31 July 2017
Comments must be received by September 12, 2017. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-2007-01985-UO to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx. The Utah Department of Transportation has applied for a permit to place dredged or fill material in approximately 43.49 acres of waters of the United States to construct…

Public Comments Invited on West Davis Corridor Final EIS

28 July 2017
DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AUGUST 31 Happening Now The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) within the next few weeks. The Final EIS is a large report, documenting all the data, information, input and analysis…

Final Recommended State Water Strategy Now Available

20 July 2017
The final draft of the Recommended State Water Strategy compiled by the Governor's Water Strategy Advisory Team is now available.  

Final Request for Great Salt Lake Water Supply Strategies

19 July 2017
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…
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