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Spiral Jetty Video

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The famous earthwork, Spiral Jetty, by Robert Smithson, was built in 1970. At the time, it was partially submerged by the Great Salt Lake. Today the distinct land art occupies a dry lake bed, a reference point of how much the largest saline lake in the Western Hemisphere has receded over the past four decades. Can Utah State University researchers find ways to help reverse the lake’s steady retreat before it’s too late? Read the story this video was created for titled “What to Make of a Diminishing Lake?” by visiting https://utahstatemagazine.usu.edu/environment/what-to-make-of-a-diminishing-lake/

Footage of the SPIRAL JETTY shown with consent from the DIA Foundation. Robert Smithson’s SPIRAL JETTY, 1970; Great Salt Lake, Utah mud, salt crystals, rocks, water; 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide; Collection: DIA Center for the Arts, New York; © 2019 Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
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