December 31, 2013
(14 Jan. 2012) --- The Great Salt Lake in Utah serves as a striking visual marker for the Expedition 30 crew members orbiting over the western states aboard the International Space Station. A sharp line across the lake's center is caused by the restriction in water flow from the railroad causeway. The eye-catching colors of the lake stem from the fact that Great Salt Lake is hypersaline, typically 3-5 times saltier than the ocean.
Topics: Hydrology, Water, Utah, Causeway, Great Salt Lake, Hypersaline lake, Lakes, Salt Lake, Geography of the United States, Environment