Author: Emma Penrod

The Tri-State Compact That Could Destroy the Great Salt Lake

SOME TIME AGO, engineer and hydrologist Craig Miller awoke from a nightmare. In it, he said, he envisioned a scenario in which the state of Idaho built a massive pipeline from the Bear River to the more populous Snake Valley, decimating the Great Salt Lake. The Bear River is the Great Salt Lake’s single most important source of water. In any given year, 53–56 percent of the water to arrive...