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A Lake in Peril: Researchers Participate in First Summit on Threats to the Great Salt Lake

A Lake in Peril: Researchers Participate in First Summit on Threats to the Great Salt Lake

01/11/2022

The iconic Great Salt Lake is in serious trouble, and lawmakers are noticing. Water levels in the lake have reached record lows. The first Great Salt Lake Summit happened this month, inviting experts from around the country, including researchers from USU...

Scientists see silver lining in fed’s latest efforts to avoid ‘dead pool’ at Lake Powell

Scientists see silver lining in fed’s latest efforts to avoid ‘dead pool’ at Lake Powell

01/10/2022

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it plans to adjust management protocols for the Colorado River in early 2022 to reduce monthly releases from Lake Powell in an effort to keep the reservoir from dropping further below 2021's historic lo...

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In the News: New Colorado River Water Savings Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough, Researcher Warns

12/22/2021

A new story in Arizona Daily Star amplifies research results from the Center for Colorado River Studies, pointing out that emergency plans for water saving in the Colorado River likely won’t be enough.

 

Listen to Dean Luecke discuss the new Institute of Lands, Water, and Air on KVNU. The interview starts at time stamp 7:30

 


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