Much-needed money on the way to help save the Great Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY — Congress is sending much-needed money to Utah to help save the Great Salt Lake.
Specifically, $10 million of the $858 billion defense bill will be earmarked toward helping rescue the lake.
The funding will allow for a couple of things to be done.
First, the Army Corps of Engineers will monitor how much water is in the lake. And in turn, will work with state leaders on how to best manage the lake.
Secondly, the Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a study on the feasibility of a possible pipeline from other states, including the ocean.
This was an original proposal of Sen. Mitt Romney. Sen. Mike Lee was the only Utahn to vote against it.
This money going toward the Great Salt Lake is in addition to the proposal by Gov. Cox earlier this month. The governor is asking the legislature to earmark $133 million to go directly toward the Great Salt Lake.
Mark Jones contributed to this article.
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