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Utah’s Great Salt Lake Is At Its Lowest Level Ever And It’s Almost Unbelievable

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is one of our state’s icons – even people who don’t know about Utah, know about our lake. It’s the largest salt water lake in the entire Western hemisphere, and is so salty that you can bob like a cork in it. While it can be smelly and surrounded by bugs, Utahns have a certain amount of pride in our Great Lake. Which is why this latest news from NASA is disturbing.

Hopefully our long-standing drought will soon come to an end, and future conservation efforts will help reduce water use, raising the water level of the Great Salt Lake. What do you think about this latest development?

While a trip to the Great Salt Lake might not be in your itinerary, a visit to one of these 10 Utah lakes might be in order.

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.