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Strong Winds Relocated An Entire Lake In Just Three Days

The National Park Service (NPS) was surprised Monday when weather moved Lake Manly two miles north of its normal location.

Lake Manly in Death Valley National Park somehow moved about two miles thanks to sustained strong winds across the region. according to To NPS. From February 29th to March 2nd, the water level dropped significantly due to increased evaporation due to wind speed.

“It was amazing to see the entire lake move,” Superintendent Mike Reynolds said in a statement from the park. “But now the water has dried up, leaving wide tidal flats. People used to walk long distances, sometimes dragging boats. This leaves footprints and drag marks that can be visible for years. “Therefore, we have no choice but to reduce boating on historic Lake Manly at this time.”

Lake Manly isn't always in Death Valley. Every few years, the state receives enough rain to form shallow lakes. Heavy rain throughout the year allowed visitors to kayak on the lake. The lake grew to about 6 miles long, 3 miles wide, and 1 foot deep. (Related: Absurd video leaks from US state as residents battle mudslides, mudslides and historic flooding)

Wind speeds reaching at least 40 mph are believed to have pushed the water this far north, spreading it to shallower depths. Visitors are still encouraged to visit the dry lake bed and walk on the salt flats, but there is no possibility of doing so. kayak Until the next heavy rain hits California.

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