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Great Salt Lake on the rise

By Amy Brunvand

After a wet winter, Great Salt Lake water levels are at last bumping up from record lows.

Lake levels have been declining since 2010 due to drought and human water use. Low water levels in the lake have significant consequences such lost bird habitat and as toxic dust blowing from the exposed lake bed.

Even though water levels are predicted to keep rising through 2020 the lake will still be lower than normal.

Great Salt Lake Annual Level Prediction:

This article was originally published on May 9, 2017.