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14 of the Most Jaw-Dropping Lakes in New Zealand

With its idyllic beaches, stunning mountains, and everything else in between, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Its lakes are some of the clearest, bluest, and most picturesque you’ll ever see, and are well worth including in your travel plans. Below are 14 of the most beautiful lakes in New Zealand. The list …

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Drought in the Southeast: How 12 Reservoirs Have Shrunk Since the Last Year

California isn’t the only state with a severe drought problem. The Southeast is going through a very rough patch as well, with big parts of northern Alabama, northern Georgia, and western North Carolina in a state of exceptional drought, the most intense drought category. As a matter of fact, the Southeast drought has intensified a decades-long fight between Georgia and …

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Before and After Images That Show China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Drying Up

It seems that more and more lakes are being reported as shrinking or drying throughout the entire world. Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China, is one of them. Main reasons include diversions from the Yangtze River, a prolonged dry season, and industrial activities. In order to minimize the impact of seasonal fluctuations, the images used in the slider …

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Lakeside Cinema: 10 Lakes That Served as Filming Locations for Famous Movies

Lakes have served as backdrops for quite a few memorable movie sequences. From dramatic love stories, to intense fight scenes, everything is more spectacular by the water. Here are 10 lakes that served as filming locations for famous movies. Minor spoilers ahead. 1. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada: The Godfather Part II (1974) If history has taught us anything, is the fact …

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Shipwrecks of Lake Superior: 7 Famous Ships Lost in the Waters of the Lake

A video entitled “A Ghost Ship Appears on Lake Superior” was posted on YouTube 2 days ago, and has been making waves (pun intended) ever since. It shows a mysterious silhouette of something that resembles a ship, releasing a frenzy of speculation as to what it might be. Here it is, in case you haven’t already seen it: Following are …

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The Largest Lake in Every State (Located Entirely in a Single State).

This post was updated to include lake types as well, which revealed something very interesting: . Defining the largest lake in a state is not always straightforward. That’s because the largest can be the lake that covers the greatest surface area, the lake that holds the most water, or both. Let’s take North Carolina for example. Lake Mattamuskeet, which spreads …

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How Lake Mead Has Shrunk in the Last 30 Years

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, has just hit a record low. At 1,074.6 feet above sea level, it is 146 feet lower than it was in 1983, the year the reservoir was at its highest. Take a look at the animation below to see how the lake has shrunk since 1986. The last lowest level was …