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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Latest News

05-14-2022 by Mark Shenefelt

The Great Salt Lake, already vulnerable to climate fluctuations over the ages, has been “set up to fail” by human impacts, but some of those...

Salt Lake Tribune

05-13-2022 by Leia Larsen

Recent rains have tamped down the exposed lakebed, but drier, warmer weather is going to change that. Recent storms kicked up dust across...

Salt Lake Tribune

05-12-2022 by Leia Larsen

In Cache Valley, district manager sees smaller-scale projects as a solution to supply concerns and securing more water for the Great Salt La...

Fox 13

05-12-2022 by Scott McKane

SALT LAKE CITY — Right now the Great Salt Lake continues to shrink at an alarming rate despite our wet spring. Experts say more water needs...

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



Utah Film Center screening of Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
Date June 24, 2022 08:00 pm

Join Collaborative partner Utah Film Center in its screening of...

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Fiesta for Nature (Fiesta por la Naturaleza)
September 25, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join The Natural History Museum of Utah and The Nature Conservancy as we...

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Water at the Confluence of Past & Future
October 26, 2022

Join the 70th annual Utah State Historical Society Conference 

Location: Provo...

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