Dried up lake
by Konstantinos Kourtidis, Demokritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
Lake Koronia (also known as Aghios Vasilios lake)near Thessaloniki, Greece, completely dried up in November 2009. The lake had an area of 450 km2 and a depth of up to 5 m during the 70s, and had shrunk to 100 km 2 with a depth 0.5-1 m during the beginning of the 2000s. Here it is completely dried up. The shrinkage and drying are the result of field irrigation.
Submitted on 10 January 2010
Credit: Konstantinos Kourtidis (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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