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

03-23-2023 by Jeff Tavvs

SALT LAKE CITY — The Great Salt Lake is already the beneficiary of the epic snowfall totals gathered around the state this winter. Accordi...

Fox 13

03-23-2023 by Ben Winslow

Following a massive donation of water shares to help save the Great Salt Lake, a high-ranking official with The Church of Jesus Christ of La...

Axios Salt Lake

03-16-2023 by Kim Bojórquez

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will donate 20,000 acre-feet of water to the Great Salt Lake in an attempt to save the shrin...

Salt Lake Tribune

03-16-2023 by Leia Larsen

The gift has been months in the making, and represents the first major private sector commitment to saving the imperiled lake. The Church...

Story Room


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.


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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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