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Great Salt Lake in Utah at Lowest Level Ever Recorded

The largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere has reached its lowest level since records began. The lake is claimed to have a significant impact on the quality of winter snow in Utah.

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Experts say the shrinking of the Great Salt Lake could have disastrous consequences for the ecology, economy, and people of northern Utah.

The lake is also said to be responsible for the resorts in Utah claiming to have the “greatest snow on earth”.

A claim proudly pronounced in the many of the state’s license plates.

Utah licence plate. Image © PlanetSKI

Utah licence plate. Image © PlanetSKI

As precipitation passes over the lake it is said to extract moisture and make the snow exceptionally dry and light.

There is no evidence that the current situation will affect winter conditions.

Looking towards the Great Salt Lake from Snowbasin. Image © PlanetSKI

Looking towards the Great Salt Lake from Snowbasin. Image © PlanetSKI

See here for a full report on the current plight of the Great Salt Lake on the BBC.

Flying in to Salt Lake City. Image © PlanetSKI

Flying in to Salt Lake City. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI was last in the area back in January 2020, before the pandemic struck.

Based in Park City and skiing many other resorts:

PlanetSKI in Utah. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI in Utah. Image © PlanetSKI

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