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mearrin69
09-23-2010, 12:34 PM
Yahoo! news story about a lake that has no outflow and keeps growing due to high precipitation. Apparently it's the only other one in the US besides the Salt Lake. Who knew...well, I suppose somebody did, but not me. :)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100922/ap_on_re_us/us_monster_lake_3

waldronate
09-24-2010, 12:17 AM
There are quite a few lakes like that all over the world ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorheic_basin has a general discussion and a farily large list of examples). It's a common occurence in geologically-active arid regions.

jbgibson
09-24-2010, 12:28 AM
The Devil's Lake situation is interesting. I find I'm as fascinated about the potential of the slider-based before/after comparison map. I can think of LOTS of ways to use that...

Midgardsormr
09-24-2010, 12:15 PM
I just think it's terrific that the "Devil's Lake" is consuming its surroundings. That's some quality roleplaying fodder, complete with real world newspaper references!