Great Salt lake in Utah is evaporated in a high tempo

Great Salt lake in Utah is evaporated in a high tempo

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The Great Salt lake in the American state of Utah dries out. If the cause is primarily the intense heat and lack of rain and snow over the past five years called.

Due to the ever decreasing water level touches the ecosystem is irreparably damaged, warn biologists.

The Great Salt Lake is 120 by 50 km large. The water moves fast and far from the shores back. An estimated 250 species of birds lived a few years ago, around the lake, that number is back. Also the population pekelkreeftjes, that the salt water can cope with, is getting smaller.

The salinity of the 1,280 foot height landscape-is more than 27 percent, three to four times more than the oceans of the world. There are only four lakes in the world which is saltier the Dead Sea. Don Juanmeer in Antarctica contains 40 percent of the saltiest water on earth.

The authorities in Utah are worried that the tourists will eventually stay away. Next sailing is floating on the salt water very popular. Next year, start dredging, that may need to make ships of any draught can sail.

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