Desert Water: Climate Change and the Future of Great Salt Lake

This week I completed a couple of short documentaries on the topic of water conservation in Utah. I worked with Hal Crimmel on the project which is based on his book Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources. In the first film, Hal and geographer Dan Bedford wanted to share some of the water issues currently facing Utah's Great Salt Lake. It was neat experience to learn about the impact the lake has on the surrounding environment and economy. Millions of migratory birds visit Great Salt Lake each year and its industries and tourist activities provide over a billion dollars in revenue. Capturing the footage for this film was a lot of fun. The lake is a fascinating place. I enjoyed my hikes on Antelope Island and a visit to the nearby Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

 Driving out to Antelope Island offers a striking perspective of the current low lake levels. 

Driving out to Antelope Island offers a striking perspective of the current low lake levels. 

  Antelope Island's Buffalo Point offers beautiful views of the lake.

Antelope Island's Buffalo Point offers beautiful views of the lake.