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Posted on April 6th, 2021

Your Imagery Work Break – Lake Bumbunga

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April showers have arrived here in the USA – hopefully it is the same by you. In honor of spring, it’s time to get out and enjoy these rain puddles. But before you head out, take a few moments to gander this 1.5-meter SPOT 6 image collected over Lake Bumbunga on February 24, 2014. Located in southern Australia just 14 miles (about 22 kilometers) from the Southern Ocean, Lake Bumbunga is both a tourist destination and an important economic driver for the region. As you can imagine, tourists flock to the lake to take a few selfies in its pink waters; and since the late 1880s, businesses have harvested salt from the lake bed with peak production in the 1960s at over 11,000 tons a day. The waters reach their maximum level of pinkness in the summer hence we picked an image from February which corresponds to Australia’s summer. Anyone up for a trip Down Under to visit this cool lake?!

Have a great rest of your workday!

(PLEIADES © CNES 2021, Distribution Airbus DS. SPOT © Airbus DS 2021. Image processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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