The silvery blue waters of the Great Salt Lake sprawl across the Utah desert, having covered an area nearly the size of Delaware for much of history. For years, though, the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River has been shrinking. And a drought gripping the American west could make this year the worst yet.
Concentrate on that word “salt” to try to get an idea of what is happening here.
Then think about Lake Bonneville. Then ponder that this is a process that has been going on for perhaps 15,000 years…..