Great Salt Lake

Learn more about the crisis the Great Salt Lake faces and what can be done to keep it healthy.

In 2022, water levels at the lake reached an all-time low. Across the state of Utah, various stakeholders are determined to find solutions to keep the lake levels healthy.

Together with the Great Salt Lake collaborative, the KSL NewsRadio team brings you the latest on issues concerning the lake.

Featured Stories

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.

13 days ago

Southern arm of Great Salt Lake...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake’s southern arm reaches ‘significant’ level as spring rise slows down

The southern arm of Great Salt Lake reached an optimal level this week however, experts believe the lake will recede this summer.

15 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.

22 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.

3 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.

4 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