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The Great Salt Lake



The Great Salt Lake
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.12

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    brine, unique, seagull, lobster, stays, special, surface, state, frequent, extra, earth, between, kinds, during, size, pesky
     content words:    Great Salt Lake, Untied States, Great Lakes, Pacific Ocean, Rhode Island, Antelope Island, Salt Lake


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The Great Salt Lake
By Cynthia Green-Bowser
  

1     One of the special things about the state of Utah is the Great Salt Lake. A lake like this can't be found anywhere else in the United States. What makes it special is that it's one of the saltiest lakes in the world! The lake gets its salt from minerals in the earth. Those minerals stay in the lake, so it stays salty. The lake gets its water from streams and mountains. The lake is 70 miles long and 30 miles wide. It would fit into the state of Rhode Island. It is the largest lake found between the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean.
 
2     The lake has ten islands; one of the biggest islands is Antelope Island. Antelope Island is the home of many animals. Some of the animals that live on the island are deer, bobcats, and buffaloes. The only living things in the lake are brine shrimp and brine flies. Brine shrimp belong to the crab and lobster family, but they are much smaller. They are about the size of the period that you would put at the end of a sentence. Brine flies are pesky little flies that live on the surface of the lake.

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