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Curves of the Rudall River in Western Australia

22S 122.9E

February 2nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats

Australia - January 24th, 2011

The Rudall River snakes across this image of Western Australia and terminates in Lake Dora (by left edge). The white color in parts of the river is due to places with little water and high salt content that have become salt flats.

The Rudall is an ephemeral river but also a major watercourse with reliable water sources and many permanent pools. Lake Dora is also an ephemeral lake, filling with water when the Rudall River is carrying enough. In the full image, there appears to be some water by the center of the lake, although much of the rest of it appears as white salt flats.

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