Great Salt Lake water level decreasing

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Great Salt Lake isn't as large as it was a year ago.

The lake is shrinking and could approach the same near-record low water levels seen in 2004.

The Great Salt Lake is already a foot lower than it was a year ago.

Scientists had thought plenty of snow and rain would lead to more water, but suspect low groundwater levels may be responsible for the low water level.

If this summer remains unusually hot and dry, scientists say the lake level could drop another foot.

Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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