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

06-01-2023 by Ben Winslow

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of bills on water conservation and the Great Salt Lake may be resurrected, including one that would ban outdoor wa...

Utah Public Radio (UPR)

05-31-2023 by Heather May

Brian Steed has a big job ahead of him, if the Utah Legislature confirms his new role as Great Salt Commissioner. If so, his official work o...

Great Salt Lake Collaborative

05-25-2023 by Heather May

According to Visit Utah — a website that promotes travel to Utah by the state of Office of Tourism — the Great Salt Lake boasts "magical wal...

05-25-2023 by Carter Williams

SALT LAKE CITY — Brian Steed is still piecing together what his next job will entail, but he already has at least one goal in mind before be...

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.


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



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