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Tahkenitch Lake, Oregon Coast

About 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, Tahkenitch Lake is believed to have been an ocean estuary. Large earthquakes caused the dunes to shift, cutting it off from the Pacific Ocean, now 1.6 miles away (http://wikimapia.org/5881468/Tahkenitch-Lake). According to The Northwest Coast: … Continue reading

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Suttle Lake

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Lake water laps against the shore — knocking on wood — raking thru stones — tickling my toes.

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Flathead Lake, Northwest Montana

Flathead Lake is oligotrophic, meaning that it has low nitrogen and phosphorous productivity. Because of this, the waters are crystal clear and you can see the multi-colored collage of rocks at the bottom. I took off my shoes and trekked … Continue reading

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