Great Salt Lake railroad causeway http://kuer.org en Causeway Could Be the Key to Controlling the Great Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/causeway-could-be-key-controlling-great-salt-lake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;The railroad causeway across the Great Salt Lake was built in 1959, and since then it’s permanently altered the lake’s natural water flow.&nbsp; Making changes to it could have unanticipated consequences for the lake environment.&nbsp; But Union Pacific Railroad officials say they have to do something now or it won’t be safe to run trains across the lake.</span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:39:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 39957 at http://kuer.org Causeway Could Be the Key to Controlling the Great Salt Lake Railroad Repairs Will Cut Water Flow in the Great Salt Lake http://kuer.org/post/railroad-repairs-will-cut-water-flow-great-salt-lake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.up.com/">Union Pacific Railroad</a> is planning to start repair work on its causeway across the Great Salt Lake.&nbsp; But it means closing off the culverts that allow water to pass between the north and south arms of the lake.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The causeway was built in the 1950’s, cutting off much of the natural flow between the two arms of the lake.&nbsp; As a result, the north arm is much saltier and about a foot lower in elevation than the south arm.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:50:51 +0000 Dan Bammes 39304 at http://kuer.org Railroad Repairs Will Cut Water Flow in the Great Salt Lake