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Snow and Salt Flats Near Great Salt Lake, USA

42.0N 111.3W

March 31st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Salt Flats

USA - December 23rd, 2011

Snow rests atop the terrain east of the Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah. The land west of the lake also appears white, although much of this is due to the presence of salt flats rather than snow.

The Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere. In an average year the lake covers an area of around 1700 square miles. Another smaller lake, Bear Lake, can be seen across the mountains to the northeast, surrounded by snow. It is a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border and the second largest natural freshwater lake in Utah.

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