Great Salt Lake


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Great Salt Lake

A shallow body of salt water of northwest Utah between the Wasatch Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake Desert on the west. The lake is a remnant of prehistoric Lake Bonneville, which covered an extensive area of the Great Basin.

Great Salt Lake

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(Placename) a shallow salt lake in NW Utah, in the Great Basin at an altitude of 1260 m (4200 ft): the area has fluctuated from less than 2500 sq km (1000 sq miles) to over 5000 sq km (2000 sq miles)

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a shallow salt lake in NW Utah. 2300 sq. mi. (5950 sq. km); 80 mi. (130 km) long; maximum depth 60 ft. (18 m).
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Noun1.Great Salt Lake - a shallow body of salt water in northwestern UtahGreat Salt Lake - a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah
Beehive State, Mormon State, Utah, UT - a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
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On leaving Omaha, it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt Lake City, the Mormon capital, plunges into the Tuilla Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacramento, to the Pacific--its grade, even on the Rocky Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet to the mile.
It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the defiles of the Humboldt Range, and half-past nine when it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt Lake, the singular colony of the Mormons.
Schemes of Captain Bonneville The Great Salt Lake Expedition to explore it Preparations for a journey to the Bighorn
In the study published in Nature Geoscience, lead author Wayne Wurtsbaugh and his colleagues said they recreated the climate around the Great Salt Lake for 170 years, based on historical precipitation, stream level records, and tree ring data.
The largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River and the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere, the Great Salt Lake is the remnant of an enormous prehistoric lake.
Such a large-scale diversion could devastate the ecosystem surrounding the lake, says Frankel, removing an estimated 20 percent of the annual flow from Bear River before it reaches the Great Salt Lake.
The deep snowfalls are a result of both orographic uplift and dynamics, with--surprisingly to me--the Great Salt Lake contributing only 5% to the totals.
Cestodes of mammals from the Great Salt Lake Desert region of Utah.
One of the tropical lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least 3 feet (1 meter).
CLIENT: Great Salt Lake Minerals Company, Overland Park, KS--Dave Furbeck
At its original size, Lake Urumiyeh was slightly larger than Utah's Great Salt Lake and was home to migratory birds like flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, ibises, storks, avocets, stilts and gulls.

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