Earth The Great Salt Lake is shrinking. What can we do to stop it? A recent report suggests the lake could disappear within five years In fall 2022, the Great Salt Lake hit its lowest water level since record keeping began. The lake’s elevation sank to nearly six meters below the long-term average. C. Yamane Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPinterestPocketRedditPrint By Brianna Randall April 17, 2023 at 8:00 am At Antelope Island State Park near Salt Lake City in the fall of 2022, three duck hunters dragged a sled across cracked desert sand in search of the water’s edge.