Demise Of The Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake lost six feet of water between 1894 and 1902.  From 1850 to 1950 it lost half of its volume.

06 Aug 1902, 1 – The Idaho Statesman at

29 Sep 1951 – “HERALD” SATURDAY MAGAZINE Glaciers, Icebergs Meit As World Gets Warmer – Trove

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4 Responses to Demise Of The Great Salt Lake

  1. Windsong says:

    Fortunately the Great Salt Lake has shown it can rapidly refill, the last major floods being 1983, which increased the size of the lake by 267 square miles, and 1986 which caused the lake to rise to 4,212 ft. (See linked USGS report.) A family member was a ranger at the Antelope Island State Park during the 1980s. The causeway to the park from Syracuse, UT, was under water, disrupting access to the island. The Southern Pacific railroad causeway was unusable for a period, after being raised as much as physically possible.

    • Med Bennett says:

      The State of Utah also spent $500 million in the early 80’s to build a massive pump and dike system to pump water from the GSL out into the west desert, as the SLC airport and I-80 were close to being submerged.

  2. Robertvd says:

    Happy and prosperous new year to your wife and you.

  3. GWS says:

    It’s amazing how the universe curves round and round, up and down, in and out, but dimocrats only see straight lines.

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