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Utah seeks to 'maintain' Great Salt Lake levels after it peaks below some projections

Utah seeks to 'maintain' Great Salt Lake levels after it peaks below some projections

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 5:03 p.m.

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm remains the highest it has been in five years, but it appears this year's peak will end up lower than some projections and expectations.
Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Why this explorer's carving on a Great Salt Lake island rock is now on a historic register

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 7:16 a.m.

A carving left by an explorer on a Fremont Island rock nearly 181 years ago is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

Saige Miller, KUER  |  Posted May 20 - 8:34 a.m.

The Salton Sea in California, a saline lake, faces a similar degradation as faced by Utah's own Great Salt Lake.
Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:14 p.m.

Utah's reservoir system is now back to 90% of capacity for the first time since it fell below the halfway mark during a severe multiyear drought.
Weber County inland port critics reiterate worries, speak out as potential decision looms

Weber County inland port critics reiterate worries, speak out as potential decision looms

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 6:21 a.m.

Weber County inland port project critics worry they won't have enough time to speak at a planned meeting on the plans and are reiterating their concerns as a potential decision looms.
Great Salt Lake's southern arm reaches 'significant' level as spring rise slows down

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

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 10:35 p.m.

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm has reached a "significant" level before the lake's expected summer drop.
Bear River pipeline no longer an option to aid in northern Utah growth

Bear River pipeline no longer an option to aid in northern Utah growth

Megan Banta, Salt Lake Tribune  |  Posted May 13 - 7:42 a.m.

One of Utah's top lawmakers said the state shouldn't follow the plan while he and another state legislator talked about how the Legislature has "fundamentally reshaped things" to help save the Great Salt Lake.
Federal government awarding grants to improve wetlands

Federal government awarding grants to improve wetlands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 9 - 3:02 p.m.

The Department of the Interior Wednesday announced more than $87 million in funding has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.
Pelicans return to nest at Great Salt Lake island for 1st time in 81 years

Pelicans return to nest at Great Salt Lake island for 1st time in 81 years

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 8:04 a.m.

About 1,300 American white pelicans were found nesting on Utah's Great Salt Lake's Hat Island during a survey that state wildlife biologists conducted last week.
As Great Salt Lake nears key level, Utah finds inspiration elsewhere to help lake's recovery

As Great Salt Lake nears key level, Utah finds inspiration elsewhere to help lake's recovery

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 8:03 a.m.

The Great Salt Lake continues to improve from a record low in 2022, but Utah natural resources officials recently took trips to two other sites to learn what may help keep the lake's recovery going.
'Sacrifices' will need to be made from Bear River water supply to help Great Salt Lake

'Sacrifices' will need to be made from Bear River water supply to help Great Salt Lake

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 25 - 11:00 a.m.

With the Bear River serving so many different purposes in the state of Utah, agricultural producers are trying to make sure their uses for the river aren't forgotten as lawmakers discuss the preservation of the Great Salt Lake.
How much will the Great Salt Lake rise? State to offer a reward if you guess it correctly

How much will the Great Salt Lake rise? State to offer a reward if you guess it correctly

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 5:05 p.m.

Water levels at the Great Salt Lake are higher now than at any other point in the last five years, but its peak this year is up to anyone's guess.
Shorelands Preserve highlights recreation at Great Salt Lake

Shorelands Preserve highlights recreation at Great Salt Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted April 20 - 12:08 p.m.

The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve on the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, spanning 4,500 sprawling acres of bogs and birds and frogs and a mostly untouched piece of nature that is an increasingly rare occurrence along the rapidly growing Wasatch Front.
Large amounts of water sent to Great Salt Lake ahead of spring runoff

Large amounts of water sent to Great Salt Lake ahead of spring runoff

Mike Anderson and Michael Houck, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 17 - 1:32 p.m.

While Utah did not have a record water year this year, water managers say there is so much water that some is being sent into the Great Salt Lake.
A new plan for the Great Salt Lake Basin is out. Will it help?

A new plan for the Great Salt Lake Basin is out. Will it help?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted April 16 - 2:05 p.m.

The Utah Division of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday the finalization of the "work plan" for the Great Salt Lake Basin Integrated plan, which charts the course for developing the overall strategy.
Firefighters burn invasive phragmites in Ogden Bay

Firefighters burn invasive phragmites in Ogden Bay

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 13 - 11:28 a.m.

Crews started to burn 2,000 acres of invasive phragmites in the Ogden Bay Wildlife Management Area Friday.
How a productive March changed Great Salt Lake's spring outlook

How a productive March changed Great Salt Lake's spring outlook

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 9 - 8:02 a.m.

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm is already higher now than it has been in four years, but a new report states it could reach a level it hasn't touched since 2017.
Environmental group seeks protection for this Great Salt Lake shorebird species

Environmental group seeks protection for this Great Salt Lake shorebird species

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 7:04 p.m.

A new legal petition seeking to provide new protections for a shorebird species that relies heavily on the Great Salt Lake to survive could change how the lake is managed.
Navigating partisan waters: A Utah Republican and California Democrat visit the Great Salt Lake

Navigating partisan waters: A Utah Republican and California Democrat visit the Great Salt Lake

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted March 23 - 7:23 a.m.

Bobbing up and down on the otherworldly surface of the Great Salt Lake, two lawmakers from opposing political planets found themselves in frequent agreement.
Utah will soon study Utah Lake, but officials don't know if it will yield 'big water savings'

Utah will soon study Utah Lake, but officials don't know if it will yield 'big water savings'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 4:39 p.m.

Initial work is already underway for a new study of Utah Lake to see if there's a way it can provide more water to the Great Salt Lake, but experts aren't sure what results it will yield.
Great Salt Lake's levels are now as high as last year's peak. How much more will it gain?

Great Salt Lake's levels are now as high as last year's peak. How much more will it gain?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 12:01 p.m.

How much the Great Salt Lake gains this year is to be determined, but a new ballpark estimate offers hope that it could reach an "important" marker this year.
Weber County inland port project details under review; foes redoubling efforts to slow plans

Weber County inland port project details under review; foes redoubling efforts to slow plans

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted March 18 - 9:27 p.m.

The proposed western Weber County inland port industrial project area spreads over nearly 9,000 acres east of the Great Salt Lake, some of it across wetlands.
Great Salt Lake expected to rise more this spring; trust unveils 5-year plan to keep it going

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

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 14 - 9:12 p.m.

An organization tasked with helping get water to the Great Salt Lake released a new five-year plan outlining its goals to keep water flowing to the lake.
School security, water among 74 bills signed by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox

School security, water among 74 bills signed by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox

Logan Stefanich and Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted March 13 - 7:03 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed 74 bills Tuesday, including several dealing with school security and water.
A new species found in Utah's Great Salt Lake changes what we know about its ecosystem

A new species found in Utah's Great Salt Lake changes what we know about its ecosystem

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 12 - 6:01 p.m.

Utah researchers say finding a new species in the Great Salt Lake is "transformative," leading to new questions about the lake's ecosystem they hope to answer.