Here’s another exclusive photo-report for you. The transatlantic diablog on location in Utah at the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere.
Covering at least 950 square miles (2,460 km²) – that was back in 1963 when it reached its lowest recorded level – the lake is the largest remnant of Lake Bonneville. A prehistoric pluvial lake that once covered much of western Utah. [source]
Tributary rivers are constantly bringing in small amounts of salt dissolved in their fresh water flow. Since Great Salt Lake does not have an outlet it became salty. And got it’s name “America’s Dead Sea”. Although that is actually untrue as it is home for millions of animals in and outside of the water.
More about that:
Great Salt Lake facts on Utah.com