February 22, 2018
Warm before Storm
We started at White Rocks Bay and rode a 27 mile loop around the island, with 3100 feet of altitude gain and loss.
The lake level has been as much as 20 feet higher in the records kept since the Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847. The Great Salt Lake volume is down about 50% over 180 years. Today, 50% of the water that used to feed the lake is now diverted for agricultural irrigation, of which about 10% is used for watering lawns and other human use. Some of the decrease may be due to global warming and less rainfall. In any case, one wonders what will be left in another 100 years.
It was a great day for all critters everywhere.