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What explains the color of the lake?
After sucking deep lakes in the vicinity, including Lake Apple and, of course, Lake Bake, the honey color of the lake seemed a startling mystery. When I saw it for the first time, I figured it was shallow, alkaline, and probably (as of last weekend, April 29 and 30, 2007) swollen by snowmelt. Can I assume that the color of the lake is created by the color of the local soil covered by a layer of water so shallow the lake bottom remains visible?