Record low water levels are seen in the Great Salt Lake from Antelope Island on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Utah lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled two pieces of legislation aimed at helping the Great Salt Lake that advocates are calling “historic.”

One is a resolution that sets a concrete goal for improving the lake. The other is a bill that will direct sales tax revenue towards water conservation.

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The one-page resolution, sponsored by Sen. Nate Blouin, D-Salt Lake City, lists a number of reasons why the lake is important — among the clauses are the lake’s “significant lake-effect snowfall to the Wasatch Front’s ski areas”; “the numerous mineral extraction companies and their 5,000+ employees”; “a $1.4 billion input to the state of Utah economy,” and the “important nesting and feeding habitat for over 10 million birds.”

But perhaps most notable is the stated goal of returning the lake level to 4,198 feet, …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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