Rising Waters, Fading Hopes: The Great Salt Lake's Pipeline Predicament

The Great Salt Lake faces ecological collapse as it dwindles, prompting a search for salvation.

Engineer Rob Sowby's proposal to pipe seawater from the Pacific stirs controversy and hope.

Sowby's study unveils a staggering $300 million annual cost and an 11% energy demand for the pipeline.

The ambitious project raises doubts about feasibility, with Sowby dismissing it as a distracting "napkin" idea.

Western states grapple with grand water projects, questioning the practicality of costly endeavors.

Interestingly, no doubts raised about the environmental impact!

Megaprojects, from exporting water to importing Mississippi floodwaters, face scrutiny and impracticality.

Michael Cohen asserts a shift towards water conservation, deeming the era of big dams obsolete.

That is more favorable approach, we believe!

The Great Salt Lake's decline since 1986, exacerbated by drought and overconsumption, sparks alarm.

What else can be the problem?

Climate change accelerates the crisis, threatening the lake's existence within the next five years.

Yes, you are right about the climate change!

Lawmakers allocate funds for conservation but explore risky ventures, like cloud seeding and pipelines.

Sowby's study exposes the pipeline's flaws, urging a focus on realistic water management solutions at home.