Utah’s Great Salt Lake Hits Record Low Level [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports:

The Great Salt Lake has dropped to a new historic low, FOX 13 News has confirmed. The imperiled lake has dropped to 4,190.1, below last year’s record low of 4,190.2 feet.

The Great Salt Lake has already dropped 11 feet since it was first measured in the 1800s as a result of water diversion, drought and climate change.

Its massive decline presents an ecological catastrophe for the state of Utah. The lake generates snowpack, acts as a refuge for millions of migratory birds and other wildlife, and creates billions in economic development through mineral extraction and recreation.

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