Utah’s [Great Salt Lake] and wetlands are disappearing as farms and communities divert the rivers that flow into the basin. … In 2021 the lake’s southern end hit a record low, and this year, it could drop even lower. More than half its volume has evaporated, and in areas the shoreline has receded miles. … These benchmarks, combined with an ongoing megadrought wringing the West dry, have recently spurred a flurry of new laws, policies, and programs aimed at slowing the decline of the largest saline lake in the Western Hemisphere, a haven for millions of birds representing hundreds of species.
- KSL - Salt Lake City: Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society to head Utah’s new $40M Great Salt Lake program