The Great Salt Lake has shrunk to the lowest levels ever recorded. Through rigorous journalism, innovative storytelling and unique community outreach, the Great Salt Lake Collaborative explores solutions to save this critical body of water.

The Great Salt Lake Collaborative: A Solutions Journalism Initiative

We are group of news, education and media organizations that have come together to better inform and engage the public about the crisis facing the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it is too late.


Latest News

11-22-2022 by Ben Winslow

SALT LAKE CITY — The levels of the Great Salt Lake have started to stabilize for now, according to a new drought report released by Utah's D...

Salt Lake Tribune

11-20-2022 by Leia Larsen

Scientists note changes to the food web they’ve never seen before, which could lead to endangered species listings and other disasters at Ut...

Fox 13

11-18-2022 by Ben Winslow

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Spencer Cox has issued a proclamation suspending any new water appropriations in the Bear, Jordan and Weber river...

11-18-2022 by Carter Williams

SOUTH JORDAN — The shrinking of the Great Salt Lake isn't only a Utah problem in Adam Putnam's eyes. It's an issue that may have serious imp...

Story Room


Dive In

You can always learn something new about Great Salt Lake. Explore lake history, fun facts, stats and more!

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4,190 feet

The lake’s lowest recorded elevation. Its volume and area has shrunk by about 50 percent.


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$1.32 billion

The economic value of the lake per year, from mineral extraction, brine shrimp cyst production and recreation.

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10 million

Number of migratory birds that stop at GSL to feed, nest and rest.

Interesting facts and figures on the Great Salt Lake


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