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Posted by: Razortooth ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 02:29PM

The great salt lake perfectly symbolizes the religious community on its shore. Both are stagnant.

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Posted by: OneWayJay ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 05:43PM

Look up Friends of Great Salt Lake and you will find a lot of information on the lake and how productive it really is. From a major Brine Shrimping location to the sale of "Sea Monkeys" from the lake to a worldwide important migratory bird habitat - it is very important.

MoronicPriesthood, inc... not so much.

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 08:34PM

I could see Rusty with a bowl of brine shrimp on his desk. Like the chief in “Police Academy”.

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Posted by: csuprovograd ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 07:09PM

Don’t forget they both stink and look good from a distance.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2021 07:11PM by csuprovograd.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 07:18PM

The Great Salt Lake is disappearing. There are several factors. One is the drought. The other is the non-stop proliferation of subdivisions from Brigham City to Nephi, sucking up all the water that used to find its way to the lake. Antelope and Stansbury are no longer islands. Is there a metaphor for the church in there somewhere?

For me it is tragic. I used to have a boat out there (hence my user name). All the boats are being now removed by state mandate.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 11:28PM

I used to be a denizen of K dock, but sold my boat about 20 years ago, fearing a layoff was coming, and money might be more useful than fiberglass.

It has been sad to see the marina increasingly limited, and now completely unusable. Lake Bonneville will eventually come back, but not anywhere close to in my lifetime, and perhaps not in the lifetime of the human race. In geologic deep time, our building a metro area on a former lake bed will just be a blip in time.

I envision the Church Office Building just barely poking out above the water some day. :)

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 04:44PM

Brother Of Jerry Wrote:
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> I envision the Church Office Building just barely
> poking out above the water some day. :)

Well then there will be a place for the dove to rest before heading back to the ark.

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: July 02, 2021 07:56PM

Both are shrinking.

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Posted by: stillanon ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 11:31AM

Yeah, but the GSL shrinking is a bad thing. LDS Inc. shrinking is a good thing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/2021 11:34AM by stillanon.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 01:47PM

The best beach on great salt lake was on the northeast part of stansbury island.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 05:14PM

the causeway didn't help

DtA: Do trains routinely cross the GSL currently?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 05:33PM

Yes

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 06:03PM

To be specific, the Union Pacific route across the great salt lake causeway is the former Southern Pacific overland route from Ogden to California and it is a very busy mainline. The Union Pacific route around the south side of the lake is the former Western Pacific mainline trackage and is little used except for Amtrak.


https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/08/the-great-salt-lakes-railroad-causeway.html



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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 05:44PM

Actually the causeway did help keep the lake from shrinking, by lowering the amount of evaporation out of the NW arm of the lake. There are no streams flowing into the lake there - the NW arm only loses lake water.

It just didn't help enough.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 06:06PM

The evaporation from the northwest part of the lake is desired by industry since it concentrates the minerals in the water and makes for more profitable magnesium extraction.

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 05:51PM

Two thoughts. First, so much for the millions spent on massive pumps to lower the lake level some years ago when it was over flowing. The Dead Sea, which it is likened to, is also in a state of decline.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 05:59PM

So you're saying the Dead Sea will soon be dead?

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: July 03, 2021 06:02PM

I remember driving by it at times it was very high. That was a while ago.

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