The salt content of the lake varies according to how much water there is. The average elevation of the lake is 4,200 feet. It reached its highest recorded elevation in 1986 at 4,211.85 feet and its lowest level in 2021 at 4,191 feet. The previous lowest level was reached in 1963.
View an interactive map of water levels.
The Utah Territorial Legislature granted women the right to vote in 1870. However, in 1887 that right was taken away with the passage of the Edmunds-Tucker act by the U.S. Congress. Utah women were very active in the suffrage movement and in 1889 they formed their own organization which had ties to the National Woman Suffrage Association. In the mid 1890's with statehood on the horizon Utah women began to see positive results from their efforts. In 1894 they were able to pressure both the Democratic and Republican parties into taking favorable positions in their party platforms concerning suffrage. In 1895 they set their sights on the Constitutional Convention. Many of the leading women in the movement had connections to important religious and community leaders and with their support they were able to convince enough of the convention delegates to include a section in the Utah Constitution returning the right to vote to the women of Utah.
Learn more about the women's suffrage movement in Utah and the women involved.