Great Salt Lake

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Alex Cabrero

South end of Great Salt Lake up nearly 4 feet since berm raised in February

Most Utahns know the Great Salt Lake is in danger as the effects of the drought shrunk the lake and water levels reached a historic low in 2022.
12 months ago
Draining Lake Powell...
Carter Williams, KSL.com and Matt Johnson, KSL TV

Lake Powell could rise 50 to 90 feet over the next few months

Federal water managers say they believe Lake Powell will rise anywhere between 50 and 90 feet this spring and summer after the nation’s second-largest reservoir dropped to its all-time low again earlier this year.
12 months ago
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Karah Brackin

Spring runoff water redirected to shrinking Great Salt Lake

To help regulate flooding concerns through the spring runoff season, water conservancy districts are coming together with a solution.
12 months ago
The Great Salt Lake Marina filled with water after being dried out last summer. (KSLTV)...
Dan Rascon

Rush of water to Great Salt Lake means boats can return to marina

Utah residents are celebrating as the Great Salt Lake Marina boat ramps reopened Tuesday due to water returning to the bay. 
12 months ago
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Alex Cabrero

Water levels rising on Great Salt Lake after series of storms

The southern part of the Great Salt Lake is up now up 3 feet from its historic low last year.
1 year ago
Receding Salt Lake...
Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News

Great Salt Lake: Cox urges scientists to ease up on ‘doom and gloom’ messaging

Cox urged the room full of scientists and activists to scale back on what he called the “doom and gloom,” celebrate incremental improvements, and be careful with messaging around the Great Salt Lake.
1 year ago
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Josh Ellis

Brine shrimp becomes Utah’s official state crustacean after Gov. Cox signs bill

The brine shrimp, a tiny crustacean that has lived in the Great Salt Lake area for at least 600,000 years, is now the official state crustacean of landlocked Utah.
1 year ago
Utah snowpack...
 Carter Williams

‘It just keeps coming’: Warnings issued in Utah with wintry week ahead

Monday is officially the first day of spring, but it might not feel like that in parts of Utah.
1 year ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Great Salt Lake symposium evaluates future, impacts of shrinking lake

Talks were underway Thursday on the University of Utah campus about the future of the Great Salt Lake, as part of the annual Stegner Center’s symposium.
1 year ago
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Carter Williams

Church of Jesus Christ donating 5.7K water shares to the Great Salt Lake

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to donate 5,700 water shares that will send more than 20,000 acre-feet of water to the struggling Great Salt Lake, Utah officials announced Wednesday.
1 year ago
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Mike Anderson

Is tree-thining a solution for saving the Great Salt Lake?

As we look for ways to raise the levels of the Great Salt Lake, some local leaders are pushing tree-thinning as a way to get more water downstream.
1 year ago
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Ben Winslow, FOX13 News

Great Salt Lake bill advances — but it’s watered down

A bill designed to shepherd water into the Great Salt Lake has cleared a House committee, but with a significant change.
1 year ago
Great Salt Lake shoreline...
Kevin Eubank

Saving the Great Salt Lake is not going to be a quick fix

Getting the Great Salt Lake back to a comfortable water level is going to take a lot of precipitation and work.
1 year ago
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Kevin Eubank

More deep snowpack years needed to lift Utah from drought

Utah has had so many solid winter storms this season that we are well above the average for snowpack.  But when it comes to the drought situation in Utah, this is not a one-and-done deal.
1 year ago
Chopper 5 vew of the Great Salt Lake....
Matt Rascon

KSL+: Snowpack, drought, and what comes next?

Winter kicked off with storm after storm and there are no signs of it letting up the rest of the season. The state of the drought is looking better.
1 year ago
The receding water level of the Great Salt Lake on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. (Scott G. Winterton/Deser...
Carter Williams

New bill would create a Great Salt Lake commissioner — but some have concerns

A commissioner could soon oversee the Great Salt Lake's water levels and Utah's efforts to get water back into the lake. A bill creating such a position is being heard in the Utah Legislature.
1 year ago
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Sunday Edition: Social Media Bills, GSL Bills, and Online Safety Bill

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah Lawmakers at the State Capitol to dive into some of this year's big legislative issues.
1 year ago
Receding Salt Lake...
Matt Rascon

KSL+: What is Utah doing about its drought?

It’s been an issue in the state for decades and with the most recent shrinking of the Great Salt Lake, water has become a critical part of the conversation at the State Capitol.
1 year ago
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Mike Anderson

USU researchers search for source of Wasatch Front air pollution

Researchers are taking a close look at some major contributors to our air pollution, and how to combat the problem better.
1 year ago
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Jed Boal

UTA free fare year proposed to improve Utah’s air quality

The bipartisan Utah Legislative Clean Air Caucus unveiled several bills and appropriations Tuesday aimed at improving air quality in Utah.  
1 year ago
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Shelby Lofton

Biologist explains why visitors are finding dead birds at Great Salt Lake shoreline

Thousands of birds have died this winter, many now washing ashore at the Great Salt Lake. A biologist explains what's causing the birds to die and what's being done to take care of the issue.
1 year ago
Work on the Great Salt Lake berm...
Carter Williams

Cox orders Great Salt Lake causeway berm to be raised another 5 feet

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a new executive order Friday, calling on the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to raise the Great Salt Lake causeway berm by 5 feet.
1 year ago
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Sunday Edition: House Speaker Vote, GSL Bills, Utah’s New State Flag

This week on Sunday Edition, we look at the new congress in Washington, D.C. and the divided House Republicans who struggled for days to elect a new House speaker, Utah lawmakers to take bold action to save the Great Salt Lake, and tate lawmakers will have the final vote on the new design for the new state flag.
1 year ago
Tooele sunrise...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Snow advisories could bring up to 14 inches of snow Friday night

The snow is back, yet again. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Wasatch Mountains, where 6 to 14 inches or more of snow is forecast between Friday and Saturday. It remains in effect through late Saturday afternoon.
1 year ago

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