The Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, Utah

August 2010

The Great Salt Lake from the road, with the beach in the foreground
The lake is very low right now, so there is a lot of beach
About 10 years ago the lake overflowed it's banks. So they put in pumps and a pipeline into the desert.
They pumped the excess water out into the desert because there is no outlet for the lake. There is a railroad
causeway that goes across the middle of the lake. The other side of the causeway is fesh water, where
the water flows into the lake. This side of the lake is salt water, and again it is salty because there is
no place for the lake to drain, only evaporate or be pumped out.