Great Salt Lake, Utah: Chemical and physical variations of the brine, 1963-1966
Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey Water-Resources Bulletin 12
Prepared in cooperation with the Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey
- D.C. Hahl and A.H. Handy
Great Salt Lake is a shallow, closed-basin lake in northern Utah. Its surface area and concentration of dissolved solids vary in response to both annual and long-term climatic changes. The lake gains water mainly as streamflow from mountains to the east and loses water through evaporation. In 1965, at a lake-surface altitude of 4,194 feet, the surface area was about 1,000 square miles, and the maximum measured depth was 27 feet.
Studies to define the variations in chemical and physical characteristics of the brine began in 1963, and detailed sampling of the lake at 29 sites was made in October 1965 and May 1966. Data resulting from concurrent sampling of the 29 sites indicated that four types of brine coexist in the lake.
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- State/Local Government Series
- Great Salt Lake, Utah: Chemical and physical variations of the brine, 1963-1966
- Series title:
- Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey Water-Resources Bulletin
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- Year Published:
- Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey
- Publisher location:
- Salt Lake City, UT
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- Utah Water Science Center
- 33 p.
- United States
- Other Geospatial:
- Great Salt Lake