Letter: Ideas on a possible Great Salt Lake pipeline | News, Sports, Jobs


I was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and have spent much of my life skiing Utah resorts.

I first read in the Ogden Standard Examiner letters to the editor about turning pumps and bringing in sea water to fill the lake. After weeks of thinking WHAT A GOOD IDEA!!

I understand the cost, construction, permits, right of way, etc.

Driving into Wendover you see miles and miles of dry lake bed as far as the eye can see.

And the possibility of the day may come that we don’t need the pipeline, but we have to do something!

Thinking it will just fix itself is not smart thinking.

We will also need as much drinking water from melting snow for our growing population!

I see cost as a downside.

Now, my thought of the positive.

Filling the existing lake for all the reasons we know.

Controlling dust, re-enacting bird migrations, continued economic revenues and more the effects on our climate of lake effect storms.

We just turn on the pumps and fill the main lake, but also fill the western desert, even fill Sevier lake.

Wouldn’t more water surface improve lake effect storms?

A much larger area of ​​the lake has an effect on temperatures? With the cooler temperatures out of the water and the evaporative power of the sun!

Wouldn’t some of the water seep into the ground and naturally filter salt and impurities and replenish our underground aquifers?

What town, city or coastal island wouldn’t want sea levels to drop? Some states and countries can donate to the cause! Even if it’s just a few?

I think this should be done all over the world to help the rising seas!

Yes, it could cost billions to build, but what is the cost of doing nothing!

To this day, the governor’s request for prayers has yet to help!

My mind is full of positives about this issue.

Steven Garside

western haven



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