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A mirage in more than one sense

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Whatta scene! Water surrounded by desert sand.

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Here’s part of the caption:

Umm Al-Maa, meaning Mother of Water, is one of the largest lakes in the oasis but unfortunately, like all the lakes, the water table in the area is so low that the lakes are drying up.

As well as the waters being extremely dirty, the saline levels are now similar to the Dead Sea (which is great news if you like floating in crud). The abandoned city of Gebraoun is also relatively nearby with its impressive ruins, the settlement is testament to the life-sustaining qualities that the lakes once had.

Here’s the link to more water in the desert scenes!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/09/18 at 09:11

Posted in blogging, photos/images, travel

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