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Lake Carnegie

Shire of Wiluna | Western Australia

Date of acquisition:    June 6th, 2022  |  02:05:05 UTC

Sensor: Sentinel-2B L2A

Coordinates:     ca. 26.2°S, 122.5°E

Lake Carnegie is a large, ephemeral lake in Western Australia. It is about 100 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide with a total area of approximately 5,714 square kilometres. This makes it one of the largest lakes in Australia. It is named after David Carnegie, an explorer of the interior of Western Australia. Lake Carnegie is predominantly surrounded by desert landscapes. It very rarely fills with water when it rains heavily. The water that flows into the lake does not come from clearly defined river channels as these cannot form. In dry years, the lake is reduced to a muddy swamp.

Images contain modified Copernicus Sentinal data [2022].