Desert Water: Climate Change and the Future of Great Salt Lake

06 November 2015 Published in News & Events

Great Salt Lake is a Utah icon, as famous as great skiing or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But climate change and a growing population threaten its future. We need to ensure a healthy future for this world-famous ecosystem, used by hunters, bird-watchers, local families, tourists and the minerals and brine shrimp industries, which contribute over $1.3 billion dollars to Utah's economy. This film discusses new ideas for guaranteeing water inflows into the Great Salt Lake.



Why We Care

  • I grew up in Clinton, Utah, not far from the Great Salt Lake. From a young age the lake became a place of recreation, discovery, and solace. Every visit to its shores provides a unique and inspiring experience.

    Justin Wheatley, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant