Results from the Quickpost Quiz.
As amazing as it may seem, the Great Salt Lake has a larger average area than the total area of the state of Rhode Island. Here’s additional info!
The size of the Great Salt Lake varies considerably in area over the year because of its shallow depth. The average area of the lake is 1,700 square miles. The smallest and largest areas, as reported by Wikipedia, are 950 sq mi and 3300 sq mi.
The size of Rhode Island is also suspect. First we have Total Area, reported to be 1,545 sq mi. Then we have total LAND area, 1,045 sq mi.
the purpose of this Quiz was to give us New Englander’s an appreciation for the size of the Great Salt Lake, and to give them Utah-ians an appreciation for the size of Rhode Island.
Lakes in America that have a greater area than Rhode Island:
Lake Superior (36,670 sq mi)
Lake Huron (23,000 sq mi)
Lake Michigan (22,300 sq mi)
Lake Erie (9,910 sq mi)
Lake Ontario (7,340 sq mi)
The Great Salt Lake (1,700 sq mi)
You’ll notice that the first five are, of course, the Great Lakes. Which leads me to an interesting conclusion: Lakes that are larger than Rhode Island are all conveniently associated with Greatness. Perhaps, if not already, Rhode Island should be the litmus paper of Area Greatness.