Utah’s Great Salt Lake and Desert, USA41.1N 112.6W
The largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere, suitably named the Great Salt Lake covers approximately 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2) of the state of Utah, USA.
The upper portion of the lake appears browner than the lower portion because it is divided by a causeway, the Lucin Cutoff, that impedes the normal mixing of the lakewater.
The large white area west and southwest of the lake is the Great Salt Lake Desert, an arid region extending all the way to the Nevada border. It covers an area of 4,000 square miles (10,360 km²). The sand there is white due to the high concentration of salt in the soil.