Great Salt Lake

great salt lake shown, lithium in the lake is attracting companies...
Adam Small

A trove of lithium in Great Salt Lake is turning heads. Managers drafting rules to protect the water

Extraction companies are interested in lithium in the Great Salt Lake, but state managers want to set rules to prevent the loss of lake water.
10 days ago
great salt lake shown, lithium in the lake is attracting companies...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake level reaches seven-year high

Great Salt Lake now sits at 4,195.1 feet above sea level, more than 6.5 feet higher than its all-time historic low in late 2022.
19 days ago
an aerial photo shows the great salt lake, water level outlook is looking good for the lake...
Adam Small

The Great Salt Lake has a chance to be healthy again for the first time in over a decade

The water level in the Great Salt Lake is 1.5 feet from the tail-end of its healthy range of 4,196 to 4,200 feet.
1 month ago
Aerial view of harvester and speeder boats deploying containment booms in preparation for harvestin...
Adam Small

The Great Salt Lake’s brine shrimp population looking plentiful

The Great Salt Lake's brine shrimp population is in good shape for the beginning of spring. The number of eggs is up 50% from last year.
2 months ago
great salt lake shoreline...
Carter Williams

Great Salt Lake expected to rise more this spring; trust unveils 5-year plan to keep it going

Some of the Great Salt Lake's water levels are already high before this year's above-normal collection even melts.
2 months ago
worm FILE: Microbialites found during a University of Utah sampling trip at the Great Salt Lake on ...
Carter Williams

A new species found in Utah’s Great Salt Lake changes knowledge of ecosystem

Nematodes live in Great Salt Lake, along with brine shrimp and brine flies, and have a role in the lake's ecosystem not yet fully understood.
3 months ago
Great Salt Lake shown, a new bill would help the lake during good water years...
Adam Small

Utah lawmakers advance bill to help Great Salt Lake in good water years

The bill is about as timely as it gets, the Great Salt Lake Basin is looking at a lot of favorable factors to start 2024.
3 months ago
Utah lake shown, the lake is full...
Adam Small

Utah Lake managers to release excess water, may boost Great Salt Lake’s water levels

Utah Lake is nearly full, forcing managers to open the control gates in Saratoga Springs, which will dump millions of gallons of water into the Jordan River.
4 months ago
Great Salt Lake shown, a new bill would help the lake during good water years...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake leaders ask reservoir managers to release excess water

Great Salt Lake Commissioner is reaching out to reservoir managers to see if they have any water to spare for Great Salt Lake.
4 months ago
Great Salt Lake shore...
Peter Johnston

Utah lawmaker: The Great Salt Lake could lose 10 feet if cities reuse their wastewater

State Rep. Casey Snider told KSL NewsRadio that reusing wastewater could potentially drop the Great Salt Lake by 10-12 feet.
5 months ago
Saltair band late teens early 20s....
JEFFREY DAHDAH AND DAN SPINDLE, KSL TV

If you save it, they will come: How recreation and tourism are already surging at the Great Salt Lake

Tourism to the Great Salt Lake has seen an uptick. In the last year, tourism numbers jumped by around 40%.
5 months ago
Framed by dust, strong winds blow fine particulate matter obstructing the view of Antelope Island o...
Leia Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune

Study shines more light on toxins in Great Salt Lake dust

Research group claims the lake’s sediment could cause neural disease, but local scientist raises concerns over research methods.
6 months ago
great salt lake shoreline...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

New initiative seeks to solve Great Salt Lake’s woes

The Great Salt Lake's decline, primarily caused by water overconsumption, poses environmental and economic concerns.
8 months ago
The railroad causeway is breached on the Great Salt Lake on Wednesday. (Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, D...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake levels still up from last year, north arm still near record lows

The north arm of the Great Salt Lake has has dropped even with our hefty 2023 snow pack causing high salinity.
8 months ago
Comparison between July 22, 2022 and June 5, 2023 as Great Salt Lake gains over five feet of water ...
Adam Small

Great Salt Lake gains over five feet of water ahead of summer evaporation

What a winter. Yes, we're still saying that in July as The Great Salt Lake gains over five feet of water. A cooler June also helped.
11 months ago
SenThere's still a lot of exposed lake bed around The Great Salt Lake and water managers say it's g...
Adam Small

Water experts say it’s going to take more than one big year to fill the Great Salt Lake

There's still a lot of exposed lake bed around The Great Salt Lake and water managers say it's going to take more than just this year to cover a lot of it again.
1 year ago
Brian Steed was named as the new Great Salt Lake commissioner by Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday, May 15...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Record snowpack likely adds 2 years to Great Salt Lake’s long-term outlook, experts say

When taking into account the typical summer loss, he projects that the lake will be about 4,192.5 feet to 4,193 feet by the end of the year, close to current levels.
1 year ago
water conservation...
Adam Small

Despite ecosystems improving around The Great Salt Lake Water conservation is still key

The Great Salt Lake has risen three and a half feet since hitting an all-time low in November 2022, but water conservation should still be a priority. 
1 year ago
the great salt lake is pictured as people walk along it...
Heather Kelly

Great Salt Lake rising, but water conservation remains a must

A historic amount of rain and snow have been pummeling the state for months on end, bringing some good news about the Great Salt Lake.
1 year ago
The receding water line and the exposed lakebed on the Great Salt Lake's north arm as seen from the...
Saige Miller, KUER

What vital signs will show us that the Great Salt Lake is improving?

Utah has recieved a lot of water this year. So, how will experts know when the health of the Great Salt Lake has started to improve?
1 year ago
The Great Salt Lake as seen on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022...
Becky Bruce

KSL NewsRadio, KSL TV join push to find Great Salt Lake solutions

Utahns don't drink water from the Great Salt Lake. But the health of the saltwater lake still impacts Utah residents every day.
2 years ago