Time is running out to weigh in on the Great Salt Lake Water Quality Strategy, a kind of vision statement for protecting the lake's unique values.
Friends of Great Salt Lake is one group planning to submit comments before the Monday deadline, said Lynn de Freitas, executive director of the advocacy group. With the proposed expansion of potassium sulfate operations, continued magnesium mining and discharges from a new water treatment plant in the Salt Lake Valley, developing a plan is "timely" and "welcome," she said.
"Certainly, the Great Salt Lake is at a crossroads," said de Freitas, pointing to the pressures posed by growth around the lake and the discharges into it. "Time will tell how the changes play out."