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CENTENNIAL UTAH: BIG, BIGGER

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Although Great Salt Lake seemed huge to the pioneers, if they'd arrived about 25,000 years sooner, they'd have been even more impressed by Lake Bonneville, the precursor to Great Salt Lake.

Great Salt Lake* Lake Bonneville

Length: 85 miles 346 miles

Deepest point: 50 feet 1,050 feet

Area in sq. miles 2,400 19,750

*Based on maximum recorded elevation of 4,211.85 feet in 1987