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Great Salt Lake levels at 50-year low, industry, wildlife impacted

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Low water levels at the Great Salt Lake are having an impact on industry and the environment.

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Living fossils offer clues to past and future life in Great Salt Lake

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Stand on the railroad causeway dividing the Great Salt Lake into two different bodies of water, and the tipping point for life in the lake becomes clear.

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Utah’s Great Salt Lake is shrinking, experts say

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Human activity is playing a role in the dwindling size of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, according to new research.

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Great Salt Lake’s Earthen Spiral

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When artist Robert Smithson was looking for a location to create his latest earthwork in the late 1960s, he hoped to find a place with red water. He came upon Rozel Point, a remote area in the north arm of Utah’s Great Salt Lake that blooms in pinks and oranges, thanks to an ever-fluctuating community of microbes in the salty waters.

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For a more descriptive reasoning of Great Salt Lake’s occasional red coloring, READ MORE HERE.

Will the Great Salt Lake be reduced to dust?

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Blame it on the pioneers and the historical diversions from a trio of rivers.

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Low water in Great Salt Lake reveals ‘rocks that are alive’

Some lakes are home to legendary monsters (here’s looking at you, Bear Lake), while others are home to other organisms. Great Salt Lake’s great lows have exposed microbialites, also known as bioherms, allowing scientists and researchers an uncommon opportunity to get a closer look.

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As Utah’s Great Salt Lake continues to drop during recent years of drought, something strange and wonderful is coming into focus in the shallows and exposed lake bed.

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Utah Natural Resources Map & Bookstore holiday guide: The Great Salt Lake

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Regarded as, “…one of the most informative and readable general histories of Utah yet written…” this is a great addition to any history buff’s library collection. Find it ONLINE HERE.

By: Dale L. Morgan
Approached as history, geography, geology, or high adventure, The Great Salt Lake is fascinating reading. From the first Americans through mountain men, religious empires, railroads, and resorts, the remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville has been a nexus for human history, uniting a haunting beauty with raw desolation, strangely removed from common experience.

Low water in Great Salt Lake reveals ‘rocks that are alive’

We hope you all had a great and safe Thanksgiving! Who ate so much turkey that they feel like a turkey? I think I do. Here’s a little something to help you kickstart after a long, holiday weekend—
A couple of our geologists here at the UGS helped a team of researchers collect microbialites from Great Salt Lake for the Natural History Museum of Utah. Read more about these living rocks in this great write up.

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As Utah’s Great Salt Lake continues to drop during recent years of drought, something strange and wonderful is coming into focus in the shallows and exposed lake bed.

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Microbialites from Great Salt Lake to be shown at Museum

Check out the Natural History Museum of Utah’s behind the scenes weekend in pictures. This gallery features an adventure to Great Salt Lake where researchers—including one of our geologists, Tom Chidsey and Michael Vanden Berg—pulled up microbialites for display at the museum.

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