SEMA welcomed the 2021 installation of a new water well and weather and hydrologic equipment used for measuring salt growth conditions as part of its broader “Restore Bonneville” program. The well and new equipment should help increase the volume of salt pumped onto the Bonneville Salt Flats this year to a total of up to 500,000 tons. Stakeholders are now identifying projects to be pursued in 2022 and beyond to continue increasing the volume of salt being pumped. While the bulk of the program funding will come from federal and state appropriations, both industry and the land speed racing community […]
Overview: Money appropriated by the U.S. Congress and the State of Utah to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats is in jeopardy. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have not completed the paperwork required to release the Restore Bonneville funds. Click here to read the full article
DON’T DELAY! Please urge the Secretary of the Interior to allocate the Restore Bonneville program funds as directed by Congress.
The land-speed racing community is committed to the restoration of the Bonneville Salt Flats and urges tourists to not swim, float, kayak or otherwise recreate in the industrial canal to the east of the Bonneville Salt Flats. The canal is privately leased and serves as a salt brine collection ditch. It is illegal to park a car at the ditch to swim or boat and Utah Highway Patrol will be issuing tickets to violators. https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/06/25/feds-warn-boaters/ https://kutv.com/news/local/majestic-canals-near-bonneville-salt-flats-not-safe-for-public-recreation https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/agencies-advise-against-visiting-viral-west-desert-blue-canal
May 28, 2020 A “Restore Bonneville” program has been created! Please thank Utah lawmakers for their $1 million appropriation to help launch the program and ask that they preserve the funding as the Utah Legislature convenes a special session to reduce state spending due to COVID-19. Click here to get started.