Water levels at the Great Salt Lake continue to drop, and some Utah lawmakers are considering desperate measures such as piping salt water from the Pacific Ocean into the lake.
Almost the entire state of Utah is suffering from severe drought, and its governor is signaling that a state of emergency for drought will likely be declared in the next few weeks.
The Great Salt Lake is almost half the size it used to be, thanks to drought and other factors. There are concerns that it will continue to dry up.
The Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western hemisphere, but it is shrinking due to drought, climate change, and water diversions. It is expected to reach its lowest level in 170...