The Great Salt Lake is, as the name suggests, a large body of salty water.
The lake is fed by 3 rivers, and a few streams. Because it has no outlet other than evaporation, the water collects over a million tons of minerals per year.
The water has a far higher salinity than the oceans. In addition there seems to be an ever-present strong smell.
Because of the shallowness of the lake, it’s overall coverage can, and has, changed dramatically over the years, leaving the boat docks high and dry – sad for the boat owners, but interesting photography opportunities.
The views across the grasses towards the now much smaller lake provide excellent contrasts.
Since the late 1800s there has always been a large event center along the lake known as the Saltair. While the first one was an impressive, massive structure, it was eventually destroyed in a fire. Today’s building is the third on this location. It too is suffering from the receding lake levels, leaving it far from the shore.