The shore of Lake Abert

The shore of Lake Abert

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Credit: Robert and Jean Pollock/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Alkali soil on the shore of Lake Abert, a remnant of Pleistocene Lake Chewaucan. The lake is an important feeding area for migratory birds; it is in an endorheic basin and the water level has been dropping due to excessive removal of water for agriculture (2010); south-central Oregon, USA.

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