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Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park
12-JUL-2006 Jay Levin

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

During the summer, glacier melt waters flood the lake, sometimes overflowing it. In fall and winter the lake disappears,
becoming a mudflat with scattered pools of water connected by a stream. The Maligne River pours into the lake from
the south and drains out through sinkholes in the bottom. The water then streams through a cave system formed
in the slightly soluble limestone rock, surfacing again in the area of Maligne Canyon 16 kilometers downstream.

Source: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/visit/visit25_e.asp


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Yiannis Pavlis28-Mar-2007 03:26
Amazing colours... beautiful!

Superbly captured, a wonderful atmosphere. v.
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