A Disappearing Great Salt Lake: How the drought has had an impact the last 40 years

Conditions are drastically worse in Utah and the Great Salt Lake is being hit hard.

The European Space Agency put together this satellite image of the lake in 1985. This overhead view is from July and it shows that the lake has dramatically decreased in size. In fact, the Great Salt Lake has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded, to an average of 4,000 feet.

This lake is not only a refuge for hundreds of wildlife, but also generates millions of dollars in economic development and is a water source for Utah farmers.

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