Our Water Woes The water levels at the Great Salt Lake hit a new low in 2022, and a key component of its landscape and food web went missing. The lake is known for thick, black clusters of brine flies by the billions, which pupate in its salty water then gather in dense mats to reproduce on shore. Crucially, they provide a nutrient-rich feast for millions of migrating birds. Scientists say their disappearance last year was a sign the lake’s ecological demise is here. The Tribune also reported one of the largest lake-based businesses, US Magnesium, would not be allowed … Continue reading OUR JOURNALISM