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Great Salt Lake: Climate Change & Drought

A guide to research related to Utah's Great Salt Lake



The Great Salt Lake Collaborative has links to recent reporting about Great Salt Lake. 

Other places to find news about Great Salt Lake:

  • Local Newspapers (Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Standard Examiner, etc)
  • Local Radio (KRCL, KCPW, KSL NewsRadio, KUER, Utah Public Radio, etc.)
  • Reports from government sources and advocacy groups
  • Reports from Utah colleges and universities

U of U faculty, students & staff can find online articles on the Marriott Library Website, or request Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery
If you can't find what you need, ask a librarian.

Scholarly Articles
  • Google Scholar
  • Marriott Library research databases

Barlow, Chad, Nick Halberg, Jack Markman, and Nelson Lotz. "How Great is the Salt Lake? Utah Willingness to Pay Survey Analysis for the Great Salt Lake." Hinckley Journal of Politics 22 (2021).

Caplan, Arthur J., and Dong‐Hun Go. "Measuring the bioeconomic impacts of prolonged drought on a lake ecosystem: The case of the Great Salt Lake, Utah." Natural Resource Modeling 33, no. 2 (2020): e12251.

Meng, Qingmin. "Climate change and extreme weather drive the declines of saline lakes: a showcase of the Great Salt Lake." Climate 7, no. 2 (2019): 19.  (Comment: Wine, Michael L., Sarah E. Null, R. Justin DeRose, and Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh. "Climatization—negligent attribution of Great Salt Lake desiccation: a comment on Meng (2019)." Climate 7, no. 5 (2019): 67.)



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