Saige Miller KUER
KUER Political Reporter
A sign by artist Keith Jones is one of many art installations on display on the shores of the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
A sign by artist Keith Jones is one of many art installations on display on the shores of the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Most people don’t know that California’s largest lake — the Salton Sea — was a mishap. Birthed in 1905 when the Colorado River experienced massive floods, the accidental lake soon became a community c...
As Great Salt Lake experiences what is traditionally its lowest point of the year, things aren’t looking too bad. “It's been a good October,” said Ben Stireman, a deputy director in the Utah Division...
The receding water line and the exposed lakebed on the Great Salt Lake's north arm as seen from the air, Aug. 3, 2022. David Childs/KUER
The receding water line and the exposed lakebed on the Great Salt Lake's north arm as seen from the air, Aug. 3, 2022. David Childs/KUER
Utah’s record-setting winter has been exciting for both skiers and lawmakers working to revive the ailing Great Salt Lake. Gov. Spencer Cox told reporters in mid-March that lake levels were up 2 feet...
The receding waterline along the eastern shore of the northern arm of the Great Salt Lake leaves the earthen sculpture of the Spiral Jetty high and dry, Aug. 3, 2022. (David Childs. KUER)
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is at a record low and has already begun its ecological collapse . But it’s not the only salty lake in despair. On the final day of November, the Saline Lake Ecosystems in the G...
The Institute of Land, Water and Air at Utah State University presented its annual report to Gov. Spencer Cox at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Dec. 1, 2022. (Saige Miller, KUER)
A report published by the Utah State University Institute of Land, Water and Air shows that Utah’s rapid population growth could further strain the state’s limited natural resources. A group of resear...
Youth act dead during the Great Salt Lake "die-in" demonstration hosted by the Utah Youth Environmental Solutions (UYES). The protest was organized to shine a light on the lake's decline and the resulting environmental impacts. (Saige Miller, KUER)
Over 100 people walked silently in a single file on the dry Great Salt Lake bed Saturday. They wanted to send a message to elected Utah leaders that a healthy Great Salt Lake is vital to the environme...
Causey Reservoir is located about 20 miles east of Ogden in Weber County. Saige Miller/KUER
Causey Reservoir is located about 20 miles east of Ogden in Weber County. Saige Miller/KUER
As the Western megadrought stretches on , conservation, rate hikes or tearing out turf may not be enough. There’s still a thirsty population, an agricultural industry and the shrinking Great Salt Lake...
Utah State University's Matt Yost presents his findings on water-saving irrigation technology for agriculture, Aug. 4, 2022. Photo: Saige Miller, KUER
The Utah Legislature, the federal government and community members are all weighing in on how best to address the ongoing drought, but all eyes are on Utah’s agricultural industry to reduce its water...
Rick Bowmer / AP A chair sits on an exposed sand bar on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake on March 3, 2022, near Salt Lake City. The Great Salt Lake has hit a new historic low for the second time in less than a year. Utah Department of Natural Resources said Monday, June 5, 2022, in a news release, the lake dipped Sunday to 4,190.1 feet.
Rick Bowmer / AP A chair sits on an exposed sand bar on the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake on March 3, 2022, near Salt Lake City. The Great Salt Lake has hit a new historic low for the second time in less than a year. Utah Department of Natural Resources said Monday, June 5, 2022, in a news release, the lake dipped Sunday to 4,190.1 feet.
The ailing Great Salt Lake has caught the attention of Washington. Sen. Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he and fellow Republican Reps. Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens introduced a bill to preserve...