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Dry Lakebed of Lake Barlee, Australia

29.1S 119.5E

April 18th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Australia - March 5th, 2010

Australia - March 5th, 2010

The large, M-shaped greyish white area in the upper lefthand quadrant is Lake Barlee, an intermittent salt lake in Western Australia. The lake has a width of over 100 km from west to east, and a length of about 80 km from north to south.

Lake Barlee is usually dry, hence its grey and white tones tones in this image, created by salt in the lakebed. It fills about once every ten years, although these wet periods generally last less than a year.

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