Stunning drone footage shows train cut through half blue and half pink waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake
The causeway, which was built back in 1959, basically connects the west shore of Stansbury Island to the west shore of the lake
An amazing new video footage has surfaced on the internet which shows a breathtaking view of the Southern Pacific Railroad dividing the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and how the varying salt levels cause the water to appear in two completely different colors, as per reports by the Daily Mail.
The drone footage captured the lake, which is split by a causeway, having one side of the lake retaining its usual bluish-green hue, while the other half turned somewhat fuschia in color. The causeway, which was built back in 1959, basically connects the west shore of Stansbury Island to the west shore of the lake.
As reported, the lake's south arm section gets fresh water deposits, which in turn helps in maintaining and controlling the levels of salt in its waters. On the other hand, the lake's north arm section reportedly contains a certain halophilic bacteria, an organism that is known to flourish in rising salt levels, according to Salt Lake Tribune.
The water in the North Arm is usually trapped, disabling it from getting fleshed out, further contributing to the bright fuchsia hue of the water. According to reports, state officials have been working for some time now so as to get fresher water into the North Arm section of the Lake.
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