Nestled in the northern corner of the state of Utah, lies a Lake, Salt Lake. The Great Salt Lake shares its name with the town that most people relate to when they think about Utah, Salt Lake City. Salt Lake is so large that it actually lies in five counties.
Salt Lake is fed by three major rivers and a few minor streams. The three rivers are each fed directly and indirectly from the Uinta mountain range in North Eastern Utah.
The lake is home to many species of birds and some brine shrimp that have managed to adapt themselves to live in the lake.
Often referred to as the “Dead Sea” of the United States, the lake is gradually reducing in size. In 1988 it was approximately 3000 square feet. Today, it’s a mere 964 square feet.
Thanks to lake effect snows, the region gets a large amount of snowfall during the cooler months. This lake effect extends to include the fact that the region is approximately 10 percent humidity no matter what time of the year it is.
Thanks to the high content of salt in the lake, most anyone can easily float when they’re in the water. This water is very dense and will give a buoyancy to nearly anything.
Salt Lake is the last and largest remaining remnant of the famous yet now defunct, Lake Bonneville. The salinity of the lake ranges from 5 percent to 27 percent depending on what area of the lake you’re in.
There are many great recreational areas in and around the lake offering up a plethora of things to do for visitors and those who reside in the region as well.
The lake also offers up plenty of great nesting areas for a variety of species of ducks and other birds.