Lake Is Shrinking at an Alarming Rate

Posted by on Monday, March 20, 2017
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The Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, and the eighth-largest terminal lake in the world covering an area of 4,400 km².

After years of drought and over-irrigation of nearby rivers, there have been dramatic declines in water levels.

New satellite photos reveal the shocking extent that the lake is shrinking.

Back October, the Great Salt Lake reached its lowest level in recorded history, covering an area of just 2,700 square km.



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