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Thursday, March 31, 2016

LAC ASSAL: SCENIC WONDERS OF THE WORLD BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL



LAC ASSAL

Severe hot conditions make this lake the "saltiest body in the world."  This lake lies in the Danakil Desert, Africa.  Surprisingly, this region once had a wet climate.  The level of the lake before was 80 m above the present level, 10,000 years ago.

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Lac Assal has a severe high evaporation rate.  This is the reason why almost dry riverbeds form during the hot season.  However, the water rage like torrents during the wet season.  A fascinating place!

Source:  Reader's Digest.  Scenic Wonders of the World.  

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