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

06-30-2022 by Nadia Pflaum

At Nick Clayton’s house in Cottonwood Heights, it looks like a squadron of tiny aliens has landed. Little blue, plastic cups on tripod legs...

Salt Lake Tribune

06-29-2022 by Saige Miller

For the last 25 years that Scott Martin has been practicing water law in Utah, the concept of appointing water judges or creating a water co...

City Cast Salt Lake

06-28-2022 by Ali Vallarta

Why are brine shrimp important to Salt Lakers? City Cast Salt Lake talks with Jaimi Butler of Great Salt Lake Institute. Listen here.

Salt Lake Tribune

06-26-2022 by Palak Jayswal

Like any work of art, the value of Spiral Jetty — easily the most recognizable artwork in Utah — depends on how you look at it. Jaimi Butl...

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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



Fiesta for Nature (Fiesta por la Naturaleza)
Date 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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