Presenter(s): Lynn de Freitas
Time: Saturday, May 20th, 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
In 2019, the Utah Legislature and Governor Cox unanimously supported (HCR-10) House Concurrent Resolution to Address Declining Water Levels of the Great Salt Lake. Finally there was a political will recognizing “the critical importance of ensuring adequate water flows to
Great Salt Lake and the wetlands to maintain a healthy and sustainable lake system.” Details in the HCR-10 report released December 2020, provided recommendations to be considered that would meet the goal of addressing and mitigating declining lake levels. In November 2022,
Great Salt Lake hit a new historic record low, increasing salinity concentrations in Gilbert Bay (South Arm) to the point where the ecological viability of the food web is now in peril, thus endangering the millions of birds that depend on that food web for survival. This presentation will provide an update of the ongoing work to sustain the future of this hemispherically important ecosystem.