Utah Drought

great salt lake is pictured, a new trust and commissioner for it are on the horizon...
Peter Johnston

Resolution asks municipalities to boost water conservation efforts

A new resolution aims to promote conservation efforts in cities and counties to reduce the impact on farmers.
8 days ago
Brine shrimp...
Amie Schaeffer

Brine shrimp cyst collection at Great Salt Lake up over 50%. Is the berm to thank?

About 29 million pounds of brine shrimp cysts were harvested at the lake this past season, a huge increase from the year before.
11 days ago
Kelby Johnson stands next to a sand filtration system for drip irrigation on his 100-acre farm in B...
Carter Williams, KSL.COM

Utah passes agriculture water optimization measure, weighs another change

A Utah bill tied to agriculture water optimization was passed Wednesday another advanced through a committee.
12 days ago
FILE: Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Salt Lake...
Adam Small

Utah lawmakers advance bill that seeks water sources outside state lines

The bill would create a Water District Water Development Council, which would be charged with looking for new Utah water sources.
15 days ago
Salton Sea dust storm...
Saige Miller, KUER

Lakebed dust is a worry in Utah. For California’s Salton Sea, it’s a full-blown problem

Lakebed dust from the Salton Sea is so bad, residents of Coachella Valley say many of them have asthma or allergies.
15 days ago
Algal bloom dangers...

Dust from Great Salt Lake helps algal blooms thrive, study finds

A new study from the University of Utah shows dust from the lake bed of Great Salt Lake contributes to unhealthy algal blooms.
20 days ago
Rep. Candice Pierucci, R-Herriman, talks with Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, on the first day of t...
Mark Jackson

A Utah bill denying ‘personhood’ to bodies of water passes committee

Some Utah lawmakers believe Great Salt Lake should not be considered a person, and passed a bill out of committee.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
FILE: Visitors take photos in Great Salt Lake Park in Magna on Oct. 6, 2023. Utah's long anticipate...
Carter Williams

Utah unveils plans to save the Great Salt Lake over next 30 years

The document outlines how Utah can help the lake avoid returning to a record low elevation, and how to get it back to a healthy level.
1 month ago
January was welcomed in Utah with a snow storm that's supposed to pick up during the later commute....
Adam Small

Utah gets nice snow storm Friday, adds a little struggling snowpack

KSL Meteorologist Matt Johnson said the snow storm will start to pick up after the Friday morning commute before tapering off Friday night.
2 months ago
Image of man-made snow increasing the snowpack at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City on Monday, Nov...
Adam Small

Utah’s snowpack is falling behind and the forecast doesn’t look too helpful

On Dec. 27, 2023, Utah's snow water equivalent was 28% below what is typically expected in the snowpack at this time of year.
2 months ago
Crews continue to clear snow from trails at Deer Valley Resort on June 22, 2023. (Deer Valley Resor...
Britt Johnson

Utah’s winter water update

Though Utah's snowpack is not as high as this time last year, the amount of water available is close to normal for this time of year.
2 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.
2 months ago
Saltair band late teens early 20s....

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%.
2 months ago
Aerial view of harvester and speeder boats deploying containment booms in preparation for harvestin...
Emma Penrod, Great Salt Lake Collaborative

Why saving the Great Salt Lake is vital for global food security

The world population is expected to grow by nearly 2 billion over the next 30 years, posing significant questions about good security.
3 months ago
These photos of Legacy Village in St. George, Utah, show zero land dedicated to real grass. It incl...
Emma Penrod, Great Salt Lake Collaborative

Fixing the lake could pave the way to solving Utah’s mental health crisis

A more holistic approach to urban design may in fact transform our entire life for the better — particularly with respect to our mental health.
3 months ago
man with shovel demonstrates depth of utah snowpack...
Becky Bruce

Utah snowpack below normal, reservoirs above average

With about 125 days left until Utah typically reaches its peak snowpack for the water year, which began Oct. 1, we're off to a slow start.
3 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.
3 months ago
Environmental-themed art and music,  including eared grebe and brine shrimp puppets were prominent ...
Aimee Van Tatenhove, Utah Public Radio

Great Salt Lake rally brings Native and youth voices to Utah’s Capitol Hill

Barring another unusually wet winter, Great Salt Lake is expected to reach a new low next summer, further shrinking important wetland habitat.
3 months ago
A center pivot irrigation system sprays water on a crop field in Beaver County, Utah, July 6, 2023....
David Condos, KUER

So far, Utah’s water banking is showing the path beyond ‘use it or lose it’

In a dry state like Utah, there’s not always enough water to go around. But when there is extra water, how exactly do you spread it around?
4 months ago
Farmington Bay and Antelope Island are pictured. The Utah Rivers Council unveiled the 4,200 project...
Kristine Weller

The Utah Rivers Council unveils 4,200 Project to support GSL

The Utah Rivers Council unveiled The 4,200 Project which outlines 12 policy proposals to help lawmakers support Great Salt Lake.
4 months ago
Saving water for the Great Salt Lake is not an easy task for farmers along the rivers that send wat...
Adam Small

This is how farmers are saving water for the Great Salt Lake

Farmers are doing what they can to try saving water for the Great Salt Lake instead of putting it to their farms. And it's not easy.
4 months ago
Kim Eden, with Eden’s Garden Design, plants water-wise plants in a park strip in Herriman....
Heather Kelly

Utah officials are optimistic about the water situation this year

The new water year started on Oct. 1 and Utah is at 136% of the normal water level. But, Utahns still need to be mindful of their water use.
5 months ago
great salt lake shoreline...
Ben Winslow

What the Utah legislature has planned to help the Great Salt Lake

More legislation is coming to help save the Great Salt Lake before it triggers a significant ecological crisis for Utah.
5 months ago