Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountain range, Salt Lake Utah is perhaps the largest remnant of the prehistoric pluvial lake named Lake Bonneville. Lake Bonneville at one point in time covered almost all of Western Utah.
At one time, this lake was 22,400 square miles in size. Nearly the size of Lake Michigan today. Approximately 16,800 years ago, the lake released via Red Rock Pass which is located in Idaho.
As the climate warmed up the lake began to dry up which left behind the now famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
According to the Utah State Geological Survey, the Great Salt Lake has at least 11 islands that are recognized. Seven of these are in the southern most portion of the lake. This leaves the other four to the northwest portion of the lake.
Thanks to the warm lake waters, the reg...Read More