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As the Great Salt Lake declines in this time of drought, and as water evaporates, the surface area is smaller on the lake bed than the surface area of the previous lake levelt. The salt that had formed a crust at one point on the lakes's surface--probably when it was about 2 inches deep--does not "fit" on the lake bed, so these little ridges are formed.

In some places on the salt flats, it is flatter, such as the Bonneville Raceway, where jet cars break the speed of sound, but here, where the lake rises and falls, these formations are everywhere.

The Great Salt Lake is sometimes very beautiful, and sometimes it is just very interesting.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2293 W: 168 N: 1909] (9771)
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