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Snow Around the Great Salt Lake, USA

February 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

USA - February 23rd, 2010

USA - February 23rd, 2010

While many areas of terrain near the Great Salt Lake (center right) often appear whitish as they are covered in salt flats, the bright white areas in this image are caused by snow over the states of Nevada (bottom left), Utah (bottom right), Idaho (upper right) and Oregon (upper left).

Here, the Great Salt Lake Desert, east of the lake, appears tan in comparison with the white snow. The lower half of the lake itself appears brighter green than its darker northern half due to a concrete causeway, the Lucin Cutoff, which runs horizontally across and restricts the flow of water.

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