August 19, 2008

Meeting to Discuss Lake’s Water Quality

Anyone interested in weighing in on changes to water-quality standards that will impact the Great Salt Lake is invited to a public meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m., at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 168 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City.

One focus of discussion so far has been selenium's impact on the lake's habitat. Selenium is a naturally occurring mineral, but it can show up in ecosystems at higher levels due to industrial activity. At high enough levels, it can impact the reproductive success of nesting shorebirds.

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