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Great Salt Lake and Wasatch Range, Utah, USA

41.0N 112.4W

December 12th, 2009 Category: Lakes

USA - November 17th, 2009

USA - November 17th, 2009

One of Utah’s defining characteristics is the variety of its terrain.  Eastern Utah, in the lower right quadrant, is a high-elevation area covered mostly by plateaus and basins. Running down the northern center of the state is the Wasatch Range, which rises to heights of about 12,000 feet (3,650 m) above sea level. Portions of these mountains receive more than 500 inches (12.7 m) of snow each year.

The Great Salt Lake and Great Salt Lake Desert can be seen west of these mountains. The southern half of the lake appears greener than the northern half due to a causeway, the Lucin Cutoff, which greatly restricts the flow of water between the two sections.

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