Striking lake oddity created by causeway to get makeover

Great Salt Lake’s North Arm is a little salty, even for Great Salt Lake. The Union Pacific railroad causeway is a factor in the build-up of salt crust in the north arm. The Railroad will be starting a bridge-building project to replace a part of the causeway, mitigating some of the water flow issues. Two of our geologists here at the UGS talk about the salt build up and how it’s affected the North Arm.

One of the strangest and most striking places in Utah — an enormous oddity that scientists say was created accidentally by human engineering — is getting a bit of a remodeling job.