12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
Salt Lake City, UT
watershed, Great Salt Lake, shrinking, salinity, water development
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.
Wurtsbaugh, Wayne A.; Miller, Craig; Null, Sarah; DeRose, R. Justin; and Wilcock, Peter, "Can the Desiccation of Great Salt Lake be Stopped?" (2018). Watershed Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 1026.
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