Here And There with Dave Marash

More than a billion dollars a year in economic activity is generated by the Great Salt Lake.  But drought and development have reduced the Lake to its lowest water levels ever recorded.  Lindsay Whitehurst, based in Salt Lake City for the Associated Press explains the causes and the consequences of unplanned shrinkage. Among species facing serious disruption are white pelicans and brine shrimp, not to mention the humans who love seeing the birds or who earn a living from harvesting the shrimp and their eggs. 

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