Canada’s Unique Spotted Lake

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Thanks to Spot Cool Stuff for this one. Accurately described by Spot Cool Stuff as something out of a Dr. Seuss Book, the lake sits on privately owned land, so you have to be content with the good view from the highway. You’ll find the Spotted Lake about 9 kilometers west of Osoyoos on Highway 3 in Klikuk. The reason for the spots? The water is full of naturally occurring minerals including epsom salts, calcium and magnesium. Therefore, in the warm, dry summer when the water evaporates, it crystallizes making white-ringed spots visible. The white rings and the water take on color changes depending on the sun’s position throughout the day. Interesting to note, Spot Cool Stuff tells us, “Following Highway 3 from Keremeos to Osoyoos you should be able to see at least three other spotted lakes on the right hand side dropping down into Osoyoos for the last 15 kilometers or so.”

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