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Green Landscape Around Australia’s Lake Argyle – April 13th, 2010

15.7S 128.7E

April 13th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Australia - March 5th, 2010

Australia - March 5th, 2010

Lake Argyle, in Western Australia near the border with the Northern Territory (east of the lake), appears mostly surrounded by green vegetation here. A few months ago, the area in the vicinity of the lake appeared dry and reddish brown in color (click here for an image taken in late November 2009).

Lake Argyle is Australia’s second largest artificial lake by volume and is also recognised as an important wetland area under the Ramsar Convention. The lake is now home to 26 species of native fish and a population of freshwater crocodiles currently estimated at some 25,000.

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