Field work on Lake Bonneville Shorelines

Lake Bonneville was once one of the largest lakes in the world.  Its current extent, the Great Salt Lakes still ranks among the largest lakes in North America.  I went to several historic Lake Bonneville shorelines to use ground penetrating radar to “see into” former barrier systems to better understand the precise elevation former lake levels.

Focusing on two study areas, the v-bar and snowplow, our investigation collected preliminary datasets to testing the effectiveness ground penetrating radar at these new field sites.  Initial interpretation show depth of penetration is deep enough to merit further field investigations.


Weather was very in climatic one days.  Winds reached 80 mph and we had to stop field work because the equipment would not work and kept blowing over. I80, north of our site was closed due to wind gusts causing semi trucks to get blown off the road.


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