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Lakes and Rivers in Western Australia

16.4S 126.1E

December 18th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Australia - November 30th, 2009

Australia - November 30th, 2009

While the Fitzroy River releases tan sediments into King Sound on the northern coastline of Western Australia, several other bodies of water have a whitish color.

Lake Argyle, upper right quadrant, appears silvery white due to sun glint. It is Australia’s second largest artificial lake by volume and is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. To the south, in the lower right quadrant, Lake Mackay also appears whitish, although this is due to salts and other minerals carried to the surface by evaporation.

West of Lake Mackay are the Rudall River, which connects to the seasonal salty Lake Dora. South of those two bodies of water is Lake Disappointment, an ephemeral salt lake.

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