News & Events

Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

02 August 2016
Abstracts due August 5, 2016 for Salt Lake County's 10th Annual Watershed Symposium. 

Westminster Chemistry Professor Awarded $100K to Solve Lake's Mercury Mystery

01 August 2016
SALT LAKE CITY – A portion of Great Salt Lake has disappeared and a Westminster professor suspects it may hold the key to an even bigger lake mystery. Is the lake’s deep brine layer the source of its toxic methylmercury levels? Read more here.    

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…
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Why We Care

  • We live along the Great Salt Lake, one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America. I do not believe we, as a community, have honored its rarity. Our lack of intimacy toward this inland sea is not out of neglect, but of ignorance. We do not know the nature of this vast body of water that sparkles and sings. If we did, the shores of the Great Salt Lake would look different.

    Terry Tempest Williams, FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board