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07/10/17

Photos: Lake Maharloo simmers, turns red

Photos by Reza Ghaderi, Islamic Republic News Agency


The waters of rich salt lake Maharloo (map), situated on the outskirts of Shiraz in southern Iran, look reddish for a good reason. The growth of bacteria and particularly seaweeds come to change the color of the water body which is rich in potassium and salts. In mid-summer the lake loses its water due to high evaporation leaving behind a white bed and reddish color water. The lake water is used for extraction of normal salt and is considered as a natural habitat for migratory birds and wild animals.


Maharloo Lake (map)
 























 

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