36 Year Timelapse Shows How Much The Great Salt Lake Has Shrunk

36 Year Timelapse Shows How Much The Great Salt Lake Has Shrunk

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36 Year Timelapse Shows How Much The Great Salt Lake Has Shrunk

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The drought in the American west is no secret. Rain and snow totals have been down for some time, and places like Utah’s Great Salt Lake show this on a massive scale.

The short GIF below shows satellite images of the Great Salt Lake from 1985 to 2021. You can clearly see how the lake’s surface area had dramatically diminished over the last 36 years.

The Great Salt Lake has decreased 20′ in elevation from the record high set in 1985 to the record low achieved last year. That’s pretty insane when you consider that The Great Salt Lake has a surface area of 1,699 mi²…

Pray to whatever god, gods, higher power, or whatever you believe in. Utah, and the American west need water, badly.

Header Image Credit: Mick Haupt on Unsplash 

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