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Unusually Full Lake Macleod, Western Australia – January 13th, 2011

24.1S 113.7E

January 13th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Australia - December 26th, 2010

Lake Macleod is the westernmost lake in Western Australia. A cool, north-flowing offshore current from Antarctica that is not conducive to producing precipitation, coupled with a very flat coastal plain, contributes to the near-desert-like conditions along the coastal region as evidenced by the brown landscape around the lake.

The lake, in fact, often appears to be little more than a large white salt pan with little water, as was the case when it was previously observed by Eosnap (see here and here for previous articles). However, the lake is periodically inundated by freshwater, as in the case of this image from late December in which the lake appears bright green in color.

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