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Can the Desiccation of Great Salt Lake be Stopped?
12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
  • Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University
  • Craig Miller, Utah Division of Water Resources
  • Sarah Null, Utah State University
  • R. Justin DeRose, US Forest Service
  • Peter Wilcock, Utah State University
Document Type
Poster
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Publication Date
11-14-2018
Keywords
  • watershed,
  • Great Salt Lake,
  • shrinking,
  • salinity,
  • water development
Abstract

Great Salt Lake is a terminal lake, with its watershed in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Like all terminal lakes, the water inflows are balanced only by evaporative loss from its surface—when inflows decrease the lake shrinks until evaporation matches that inflow.

Citation Information
Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh, Craig Miller, Sarah Null, R. Justin DeRose, et al.. "Can the Desiccation of Great Salt Lake be Stopped?" 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium (2018) p. 1
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne_wurtsbaugh/367/