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  1. Chemistry of the Great Salt Lake Neil Swanson and Alex Turner Photo courtesy of NASA. Taken from the ISS during the summer of 2003.

  2. What is the chemistry of the GSL? The Great Salt Lake’schemistry includes 15 natural salts and a total of 32 mineable minerals!!

  3. What is the salinity of the GSL and what controls it? Determined by the amount of inflow and evaporation. Varies from 9% to 28%. From Arnow and Stephens (1990 Fig. 3)

  4. Pre/Post GSL Causeway USGS, 2009

  5. USGS, 1997