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New Great Salt Lake website serves as one-stop-shop

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 13, 2023)  – A new Great Salt Lake website is now live! The site centralizes the organizations, tools and work that contribute to the lake’s management. The Department of Natural Resources teamed up with the Department of Environmental Quality to create the site. Check it out and see everything from real-time streamflow data and current projects to ways you can get involved and much more. The lake is critical to the environment, ecology and economy, not just in Utah but also the western U.S. We are working together to preserve and protect it. Current water levels have risen about 1 foot in the last couple of months from the record low in early November.

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New director appointed to the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 12, 2022)  – Utah Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Joel Ferry has named Jason Curry as the new director for the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation (DOR), effective Dec. 10. Curry comes from the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands where he has been serving as the deputy director.

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Gov. Cox closes GSL Basin to new water right appropriations

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 3, 2022)  – With Utah’s Great Salt Lake reaching new record lows, Gov. Spencer Cox has issued a proclamation suspending new water appropriations within the Great Salt Lake Basin, including the Bear, Weber, and Jordan River basins and the body of the Great Salt Lake.

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Washington County’s aggressive conservation plan applauded

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 20, 2022) – After meeting with representatives of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, Gov. Spencer Cox commended the district for its move toward long-term conservation measures in the face of mounting growth and severe drought.

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