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Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika

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Kamis, 08 Jul 2021 21:00 WIB

Amerika Serikat - Danau The Great Salt Lake di Amerika Serikat mengalami kekeringan terparah dalam 170 tahun terakhir. Kekeringan tersebut tentu saja berdampak pada banyak hal.

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Danau The Great Salt Lake yang berada di Amerika Serikat mengalami kekeringan terparah dalam 170 tahun terakhir.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Danau alami terbesar ini memang terus menyusut selama bertahun-tahun, namun kekeringan yang melanda Amerika Barat membuat penyusutan di danau ini makin parah.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Akibat menyusutnya air danau, jutaan burung yang bergantung pada danau ini juga terdampak.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Tak hanya itu, banyak resort yang dulu ramai dikunjungi para turis pun tutup.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Para pemilik perahu layar akhirnya mengangkat perahu mereka keluar dari air agar tidak terjebak dalam lumpur.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Pendangkalan air danau ini pun tampak jelas dari udara.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Banyak pula pohon yang mati akibat danau yang mengering.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Tampak seekor bison berjalan di pinggiran The Great Salt Lake untuk mencari sumber air.  

Robert Atkinson flies over the Great Salt Lake during a tandem paramotoring flight on June 18, 2021, near Salt Lake City. A resort long since closed once drew sunbathers who would float like corks in the extra salty waters. Picnic tables once a quick stroll from the shore are now a 10-minute walk away. Atkinson, 91, remembers that resort and the feeling of weightlessness in the water. When he returned this year to fly over the lake in a motorized paraglider, he found it changed.

Dikhawatirkan, makin luas area danau yang mengalami kekeringan, akan menyebabkan debu yang mengandung arsenik berterbangan ke udara dan dihirup jutaan orang.  

Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika
Nestapa Keringnya Danau Great Salt di Amerika