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A Rare Occurrence: Water in Lake Frome, Australia

30.6S 139.8E

January 31st, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Australia - January 16th, 2011

Visible in the top left corner is Lake Frome, a large endorheic lake in South Australia, east of the Northern Flinders Ranges. It is a large, shallow, unvegetated salt pan, 100 km long and 40 km wide, lying mostly below sea level and having a total surface area of 259,615 hectares.

It only rarely fills with brackish water flowing down usually dry creeks in the Northern Flinders Ranges from the west, or exceptional flows down the Strzelecki Creek from the north. In this image, it seems to contain water and is tan and pink in color, as opposed to its usual white appearance (click here for previous images).

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