There are oil seeps throughout this area, and at one time, an effort was made to extract the crude oil although it was never very profitable and finally abandoned, along with a great deal of stuff. A bit to the right is Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, a massive spiral piece of land art created back in 1970.
The pink/reddish hue of the water is due to an algae that thrives where the fresh water springs found in the area meet the salty water of the Great Salt Lake.
This area of Utah is quite surreal, it is lonely, windy and can go from complete silence to utter cacophony quickly - due to the train at Promontory Point and the fly overs from Hill AFB planes on their way to and from the testing grounds. The song I felt best fit the area was "Sleeping Sleepers Sleep" from Portugal, the Man.
This was the last photo I took before I moved from Northern Utah to the Front Range of Colorado, really the last place I visited, the one place I felt best represented my former home the best. A mixture of desolation and industry, with a bit of the odd and unexpected thrown in.