Lake Taarblin

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© Adrian Broughton
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This is a 180 degree panorama photograph of Lake Taarblin as it stands today.

"It's hard to believe that up until the 1950s this was one beautiful lake with lush, living vegetation and trees and shrubs across most of the lake floor. [...] Lake Taarblin in the Western Australian wheatbelt has been choked to death by rising salt.

This is the result of increased salinial groundwater rising up under the floor of the lake and, probably, increasing salty flows of water into the lake as a result of clearing of trees and shrubs around the lake. [..]

The clearing of deep-rooted trees caused the watertable to lift, mobilising ancient stores of salt, already abundant in this island continent.

The advance of the salt has sent communities like these into retreat. In this corner of Western Australia, one-third of the landscape could be salinised." - Four Corners television programme.

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  • Jorge Reis

    Jorge Reis gave props (2 Nov 2009):

    Nicelly worked! Voted!

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (3 Nov 2009):


  • David Scott

    David Scott gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    Hard to take my eyes from it.

  • Sara Stubblefield

    Sara Stubblefield gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    I take it back, this ones pretty awesome too.....

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