PHOTOS: The Great Salt Lake is drying up and it could have a global impact

 

At seventy-five miles long and thirty-five miles wide, Utah’s Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. Its massive size might make it seem like a fixed part of the American West, but the great lake is vanishing quickly, and it has researchers and ecologists scrambling to find a solution that will at least slow the lake’s demise. If something doesn’t change – and soon – it could have devastating implications for the entire region.

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