Spotted Lake - Osoyoos, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 04.625 W 119° 33.772
11U E 312843 N 5439188
Quick Description: Spotted Lake is located 9 km. west of Osoyoos on Hwy. 3. It is on private property, but there is a dirt road allowing viewing access to the lake where there is a pull out and an informational sign. Direct access to the lake is prohibited.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/14/2014 9:55:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMMFXW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Spotted Lake
Spotted Lake, September 2000 – the water in the "spots" reflects the hillside and the sky.
Spotted Lake

This painting was done by Michael Kluckner in September of 2000. The photo was taken on July 4th of 2012, slightly earlier in the year than the painting was done.

Containing some of the highest levels of calcium, sodium & magnesium sulphates in the world, spotted Lake is a natural rarity with healing properties, scenic beauty, and mystic lore.

The 'spots' or 'pools' are created by the concentration of mineral deposits. Colors change depending on the variable amounts of mineral types present at any given time.

This lake is set in a solid rock bowl lined with silt and mineral fragments. The lake fills during rain and runoff conditions like any other natural reservoir. Unlike other natural lakes though, the captured lake water is unable to drain, seep, or flow away. The only way water leaves is through evaporation. As a result, minerals are trapped in the lake, keeping mineral levels in the water at the saturation point. Any further minerals which are washed into the lake precipitate out and settle to the bottom.

Spotted Lake is on private property: however it can be viewed from just off Highway #3 from a dirt road which leads to Spotted Lake and an informational sign located at the pull out at the end of the road.

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Artist: Michael Kluckner

Date of Painting: 9/1/2000

Date of Your Photograph: 7/4/2012

Medium of Painting: Watercolour

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