Given the meager snowpack that generally exists in northern Utah, it's no surprise that the Great Salt Lake is expected to drop to historically low levels this summer.
Last year the lake dropped to its lowest measured elevation at Saltair, 4190.4 feet. A look at the observations collected at Saltair by the UGSS since last year shows that the lake reached its maximum elevation in early May and dropped about 2.5 feet through fall.
The recovery during the winter and spring has thus far been pathetic. We currently sit at about 4191 feet, nearly 2 feet below where we were last year. The runoff situation isn't great again this spring. About the only silver lining is that recent storms have helped the snowpack in the Bear River Basin, which is now running ahead of last year by a bit.