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LOW WATER IN GREAT SALT LAKE.

Issue 16 and Volume 29.

LOW WATER IN GREAT SALT LAKE. The decrease in the volume of waters in Great Salt Lake, Utah, is considerable and so remarkable as to raise the question whether the lake will continue to fall and finally disappear. Mr. L. H. Murdoch has just reported in the Monthly Weather Keview the results of his investigations on this subject. He says that on the last day of 1900 the water level of the lake was nine inches below the zero mark on the gauge at Garfield Beach. This gauge was established many years ago by the United Slates Geological Survey, and its zero was placed at what was believed to be one foot below the lowest water level reached since the settlement of the State. One explanation offered is, that the fall is due to the diverting of large quantities of water from the streams flowing into the lake for irrigation…

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