I hope my readers won't mind a brief aside. A week ago Saturday, the weather was nice enough for a flight around Northern Utah.
I left Brigham City and flew west to the Golden Spike Site and then south to Rozel Bay and the Spiral Jetty. Then, south along the Promontory Peninsula, across the Union Pacific Railroad Causeway and around Fremont Island. The return leg took me over the evaporation ponds of Western Zirconium and along the south end of Willard Bay and back to Brigham.
Unless you have access to a plane, you probably haven't seen the diverse colors of the Great Salt Lake. It really is quite amazing. I hope you enjoy these.
The red line shows my approximate flight path.
Rozel Bay and flats
The the West side of the Promontory Mountains
View looking West from Rozel Bay
This section of the causeway is near the tip of the Promontory Peninsula.
The Union Pacific Causeway separating the North half of the lake from the South. The North half supports a red algae and doesn't get the freshwater runoff that the South does. (The North half is much more salty.) This creates the dramatic difference in the colors.
The evaporation ponds that Western Zirconium uses to extract minerals from the lake water
and back to Brigham