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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

12-11-2023 by Jeff Dahdah

SALT LAKE CITY — If you buy fish or shrimp at the store, there’s a good chance that seafood was raised with food produced in the Great Salt...

Fox 13

12-11-2023 by Dan Evans

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah may be a state without an ocean, but the Beehive state is becoming known, and relied upon, across the globe for its se...

Great Salt Lake Collaborative

12-05-2023 by Emma Penrod

Saving the Great Salt Lake is important because it makes a critical international industry more sustainable. Editor’s note: This story is...

Fox 13

12-05-2023 by Ben Winslow

SALT LAKE CITY — A highly-anticipated report recommending ways to save the Great Salt Lake has been delivered to Utah's governor and legisla...

Story Room


Dive In

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

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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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