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The Great Salt Lake Desert is a large playa in northern Utah, located west of the Great Salt Lake. It is an arid region extending west from the Great Salt Lake to the Nevada border. It covers 4,000 sq. mi. (10,360 sq. km) in area. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with salt pan (geology). ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 The Great Salt Lake as seen looking north towards Antelope Island from Sunset Beach Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ...


The sand there is white due to the high concentration of salt in the soil. The salt comes mainly from evaporite deposits left by the extinct Lake Bonneville, of which only the Great Salt Lake and Utah lake remain. Several small mountain ranges crisscross through and along the edges of the desert, such as the Cedar Mountains, Lakeside Mountains, and Newfoundland Mountains. Halite is the mineral form of sodium chloride, NaCl, commonly known as rock salt. ... Evaporites are water-soluble, mineral sediments that result from the evaporation of saline water. ... A butte in the Great Salt Lake Desert Lake Bonneville was a prehistoric pluvial lake that covered much of North Americas Great Basin region. ...


A large proportion of the desert is used by the military. A section of Hill Air Force Base is to the north and the Wendover Gunnery Range and Dugway Proving Grounds are to the south. A large section of the desert is still accessible though, where I-80 crosses the desert. The interstate runs exactly east-west and is dead straight for almost 50 miles, between the Cedar Mountains to the east and Wendover on the Utah/Nevada border. The Bonneville Salt Flats have a race track that was the location for land speed records set during the 50s, 60s and 70s. The desert is also home to the Skull Valley Indian Reservation Hill Air Force Base is an Air Force Materiel Command base of the United States Air Force. ... The US Armys Dugway Proving Grounds (DPG) is facility located approximately 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Wendover is a city located in Tooele County, Utah. ... Bonneville Salt Flats The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 121 km² (47 mi²) salt flat in northwestern Utah. ... 1970 land speed record being set at Bonneville Salt Flats by Gary Gabelich Land Speed Records from 1898 The information below is for self-propelled wheeled vehicles travelling over open ground. ...


The only significant settlements in the desert are Wendover and Dugway, with only about 1,500 residents each. Wendover is a city located in Tooele County, Utah. ... Dugway is a census-designated place located in Tooele County, Utah. ...


Certain unusual plants can be found there, having adapted to the harsh conditions. The desert is hot during the summer and cool during the winter. It is warmer than the rest of northern Utah but is cooler than most of the south. Most of the desert receives less than 8 in (20 cm) of precipitation annually.


This region was the site of many unusual experiments made by Dr. Thomas Henry Moray. Thomas Henry Moray Thomas Henry Moray (August 28, 1892 - May, 1974) was an inventor from Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

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Utah portal File links The following pages link to this file: Utah Orem, Utah Great Salt Lake Salt Lake City, Utah Davis County, Utah Daggett County, Utah Carbon County, Utah Cache County, Utah Box Elder County, Utah Beaver County, Utah Duchesne County, Utah Emery County, Utah Garfield County, Utah Grand County, Utah... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... Alpine Alta Altamont Alton Amalga American Fork Annabella Antimony Aurora Ballard Bear River City Beaver Bicknell Big Water Blanding Bluffdale Boulder Bountiful Brian Head Brigham City Cannonville Canyon Rim Castle Dale Castle Valley Cedar City Cedar Fort Cedar Hills Centerfield Centerville Charleston Circleville Clarkston Clawson Clearfield Cleveland Clinton Coalville Corinne... This is a list of counties in Utah. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... Genera Calochortus Cardiocrinum Clintonia Erythronium Fritillaria Gagea Korolkowia Lilium Lloydia Nomocharis Notholirion Scoliopus Streptopus Tricyrtis Tulipa The Liliaceae, or the Lily Family, is an important family of monocotyledons that includes a great number of ornamental flowers as well as several important agricultural crops; the onion has traditionally been classified here... List of Utah Governors Heber M. Wells Republican 1896-1905 John C. Cutler Republican 1905-1909 William Spry Republican 1909-1917 Simon Bamberger Democrat 1917-1921 Charles R. Mabey Republican 1921-1925 George H. Dern Democrat 1925-1933 Henry H. Blood Democrat 1933-1941 Herbert B. Maw Democrat 1941-1949... Utah, This is the Place is the state song of Utah. ...

State Capital:

Salt Lake City Image File history File links UTmap. ... Nickname: Crossroads of the West Official website: http://www. ...

Regions:

Cache Valley | Dixie | Great Salt Lake | Great Salt Lake Desert | Uinta Mountains | Wasatch Back | Wasatch Front | Wasatch Range The Cache Valley is a broad arid agricultural valley in northern Utah and southern Idaho in the United States. ... Dixie is the nickname for southwestern Utah. ... Satellite Photo of the Great Salt Lake as it looked in the summer of 2003 The Great Salt Lake as seen looking north towards Antelope Island from Sunset Beach Great Salt Lake is an endorheic saline lake in northern Utah, much saltier than the ocean. ... This view of Kings Peak shows the cliff bands and basins typical throughout the Uintas. ... The Wasatch Back is an area in the U.S. state of Utah located east of the Wasatch Front. ... The Wasatch Range has prevented the Wasatch Front from expanding eastward. ... View of the Wasatch Range from the Salt Lake City Public Library. ...

Metropolitan Areas

(with constituent cities):

Logan Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. ...


Ogden-Clearfield - Bountiful | Kaysville | Layton | Roy Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Clearfield is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Bountiful is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Kaysville is a city located in Davis County, Utah, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,351 and in 2004 was estimated at 21,749. ... Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. ... Roy is a city located in Weber County, Utah. ...


Provo-Orem - American Fork | Lehi | Pleasant Grove | Spanish Fork | Springville Map of Provo, Utah Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... American Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah, USA, at the foot of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range. ... Lehi is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Pleasant Grove is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Spanish Fork is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ... Springville is a city located in Utah County, Utah. ...


St. George Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ...


Salt Lake City - Cottonwood Heights | Draper | Holladay | Midvale | Murray | Park City | Riverton | Sandy | South Jordan | Taylorsville | Tooele | West Jordan | West Valley City Nickname: Crossroads of the West Official website: http://www. ... Cottonwood Heights is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah along the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley. ... Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Holladay is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Midvale is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Murray is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Park City is a city located in Utah. ... Riverton is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Jordan Commons and the tallest building in Sandy. ... South Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Taylorsville is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Tooele is a city located in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Jordan Landing West Jordan is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah and part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. ... West Valley City is a city located in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ...

Micropolitan Areas:

Brigham City | Cedar City | Heber | Price | Vernal Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, a 3½ hour drive south on Interstate 15 from Salt Lake City. ... --166. ... Price is a city located in Carbon County, Utah. ... Vernal is a city located in Uintah County, Utah. ...

Counties:

Beaver | Box Elder | Cache | Carbon | Daggett | Davis | Duchesne | Emery | Garfield | Grand | Iron | Juab | Kane | Millard | Morgan | Piute | Rich | Salt Lake | San Juan | Sanpete | Sevier | Summit | Tooele | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch | Washington | Wayne | Weber Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Box Elder County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. ... Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Daggett County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Davis County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Duchesne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Emery County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Grand County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Juab County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Kane County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Millard County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Piute County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Rich County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Salt Lake County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sanpete County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Sevier County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Summit County is a county located in the state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. ... Tooele County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Uintah County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Utah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Wasatch County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Utah. ... Weber County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores of Great Salt Lake, and much of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. ...


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Great Salt Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1498 words)
It is the remnant of the prehistoric pluvial Lake Bonneville in the Great Basin.
Salt Lake City and its suburbs are located to the southeast and east of the lake, between the lake and the Wasatch Mountains, but land around the north and west shores are almost uninhabited.
The Great Salt Lake Salt Flats lie to the west, and the Oquirrh Mountains rise to the south.
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