Utah's Disappearing Salt Flats Cause Controversy
Reporting for the Associated, Michelle L. Price shares concerns of some Utah residents that mining operations are draining the aquifer that replenishes the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. The report focuses on an annual Speed Week event held in Wendover, which is at risk because organizers believe that the flats are shrinking.
According to Price's coverage, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees the flats, doesn't believe the flats are shrinking. The article goes into more detail about the uncertain future of this famous physical feature.