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.

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08-18-2022 by Jacob Klopfenstein

TIMPIE SPRINGS, Tooele County — Off of I-80 in Tooele County and past a mountain of salt from a nearby Cargill plant is Timpie Springs Water...


08-15-2022 by Mark Shenefelt

The Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is trying to gauge whether secondary water meters installed at homes are having a significant imp...

Utah Public Radio (UPR)

08-11-2022 by Aimee Van Tatenhove

An environmental nonprofit is offering Utahns a new perspective on the challenges facing Great Salt Lake, by giving them a bird's eye view o...


08-10-2022 by Tim Vandenack

OGDEN — It’s not just the declining water level. Some of the rocky structures in the Great Salt Lake — microbialites — are also telling t...

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Dive In

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

brine shrimp

4,190 feet

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


Watch the lake shrink in real time

$1.32 billion

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

View our selection of videos on the Great Salt Lake

10 million

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

Interesting facts and figures on the Great Salt Lake


Great Salt Lake Questions



Submit your GSL stories
Date July 25, 2022 - September 21, 2022

Tell us your GSL stories!


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Tour the archaeological remains of the old Saltair Resort
September 09, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join Utah State Historic Preservation Officer, archaeologist and Great...

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Meet GSL Collaborative at International Coastal Cleanup
September 17, 2022 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join Friends of GSL on Saturday, September 17 for International Coastal...

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