In addition to an estimated 800+ inch snow year at Alta, the runoff from our unbelievable snowpack has helped "restore" the Great Salt Lake and Sevier Lake.
From it's minimum elevation of about 4193.5 feet last November, the Great Salt Lake at Saltair Boat Harbor rose an incredible 5 feet to a maximum elevation of 4198.5 feet in July.
|Looking northwest toward Antelope Island and Farmington Bay|
from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Further to the south, a thin lens of water has also collected in the Sevier Lake Bed.
The Sevier Lake Bed appears to be an important emission source for dust in northern Utah. For example, check out this satellite image in which dust is identified as pink.