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Differently Colored Halves of the Great Salt Lake, USA – February 27th, 2011

41.0N 112.4W

February 27th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes

USA - February 11th, 2011

Snow lies to the east of the Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah, while to the west, part of the Great Salt Lake Desert can be observed.

The interesting division of colors in the lake – the intense green southern half and the dark, greenish brown northern half – is caused by the Lucin Cutoff, a concrete causeway that runs across the middle of the lake and prevents the waters of the two halves from mixing.

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