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Great Salt Lake in Catalyst Magazine

22 August 2016
This month's issue of Catalyst Magazine features an article by Rob Lawrence entitled, Something Strange. You can read the entire article here!

Bird Treaty Centennial Highlights Importance of Great Salt Lake

18 August 2016
British and American leaders signed the Migratory Bird Treaty a century ago.  These days the Great Salt Lake plays an important role in carrying out the mission of that international treaty. Read more or listen here. 

Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium

02 August 2016
Abstracts due August 5, 2016 for Salt Lake County's 10th Annual Watershed Symposium. 

Westminster Chemistry Professor Awarded $100K to Solve Lake's Mercury Mystery

01 August 2016
SALT LAKE CITY – A portion of Great Salt Lake has disappeared and a Westminster professor suspects it may hold the key to an even bigger lake mystery. Is the lake’s deep brine layer the source of its toxic methylmercury levels? Read more here.    

Algae Bloom May Spur New Interest In Solving Utah's Nutrient Problems

22 July 2016
http://kuer.org/post/algae-bloom-may-spur-new-interest-solving-utahs-nutrient-problems

Utah Lake algal bloom moving into Jordan River

20 July 2016
State officials have begun sampling the Jordan River and wetlands near Great Salt Lake in Davis County. The Central Davis Sewer District, which is involved in an ongoing effort to study the Great Salt Lake, plans to collect samples from Farmington Bay on Wednesday and share that data with the…
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Why We Care

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981