- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A crane has begun lifting boats out of the water on the Great Salt Lake, where historically low water levels could make the boats vulnerable to damage.

The two-day removal of 80 sailboats began Thursday in preparation for a sediment removal project later this year.

The lake’s waters are reaching historic lows and without dredging, boats risk damage from keels becoming wedged in the mud.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1aYmtXj ) many of the removed boats will sit on trailers or cradles in a marina parking lot until the lake’s water is deep enough to allow sailing.

The project is expected to start later this year with the hope that the boats can be back in the water this fall.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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