PHOTOS: The Great Salt Lake is drying up and it could have a global impact
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At seventy-five miles long and thirty-five miles wide, Utah’s Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. Its massive size might make it seem like a fixed part of the American West, but the great lake is vanishing so quickly, it has researchers and ecologists scrambling to find a solution. Last spring, cranes were brought in to lift 80 boats out of the muddy marina after water levels dropped so low that the lake could no longer support sailing. The state approved...