The Great Salt Lake Utah is the lake from which Salt Lake City gets its name. Located in northwestern Utah, it’s the largest natural lake located west of the Mississippi River. The most unique thing about the lake is that its salt level is unusually high, because the lake doesn’t have an outlet.
Smaller tributary rivers carry in small amounts of salt as they flow into the lake. Over time, the water content of the lake evaporates in the semi-arid conditions of the area, leaving the salt behind. This cycle has been repeating itself over 30,000 years. The lake itself the remnant of Lake Bonneville, a great lake dating back to the Ice Age.
Because of the high saline level of the lake, it can’t support fish and many other aquatic species...Read More