On the island was a tremendous number of bleaching bones which J. Davis and others (1959, pi. Photographs often illustrate histories, but these photographs are different. Photo by Jesse Amble White. 11/17/1983 : 9. Tulare Lake, named Laguna de Tache by the Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. Corcoran has been built on a strong agricultural base because it is located near one of the most remarkable geographic features in the San Joaquin Valley, the Tulare Lake Basin, which is the most fertile … Tulare County, California Tulare County Education, Geography, and History. On it may be seen many pelicans and large numbers of gulls, and from the latter, gave it the name of "Gull Island." But in most years the old lake exists only in cut-off sloughs or in dismembered remnants impounded behind levees. Since the late 1800s Tulare County’s lakes were drained and rivers were rerouted to support farming. Tulare Lake was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi before it was strangled by dams. Like all photographs, they don’t speak for themselves. Throughout the 19th century it was common for settlers in the Central Valley to raid the site. At around the time this picture would have been taken, it would have measured about 580 sq. Since the lakeshore largely varied with the season (from rainfall and snowmelt from the Sierras), there is a wide variety of names attested for the islands. They had ships on this lake, and barges, in fact one of my great uncles had a barge on this lake. “It very well could happen this year. “There are no topic sentences. Frank F. Latta writes that Dr. William Ferguson Cartmill, who numerous streets are named after in Tulare County, took several skulls from the site and kept them in his house, based on the testimony of his son Wooster Cartmill. Tulare Lake’s size varied widely, dependent on both rain and mountain snows for nourishment. With one exception, the photographs in this gallery come from a single area, one of several in the book: the Tulare Basin and the neighboring San Joaquin Valley. It is hard to imagine that 150 years ago the area was teaming with wild life and was a fisherman's dream. natural road 500 ft. across' which separates the lake in two. Local legend holds of a great "Indian battle" that took place at Skull Island. What emerges is history. But a photograph also pushes back from the moment, and rides the elements in the photograph—trees, buildings, land, animals, roads, levees and more—into the past that created them. The islands were probably discovered by settlers in the 1850s. This resulted in a landscape that once supported Tulare Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the western United States and an ecosystem that supported birds from all over the Americas. This is the heart of the Yokut Indian homeland at about 1750, before European contact. Atwell Island was the largest of the Tulare Lake archipelago and has the latest recorded habitation by indigenous peoples. At times the lake bottoms are flooded, but throughout most of the year they are farmed. The visit was probably made between 1860 and 1870; it was ‘before the big earthquake.’. Runoff in 1906: a revised excerpt from Floods and Droughts in Tulare Lake Basin 2nd Edition If the May 1 projections hold (that is a very big if), total runoff in the Tulare Lake Basin for water year 2017 will be about 6.8 maf. Before 1880, Tulare Lake at various points in its history had an archipelago in the southern portion of the lake. Shuttered Playground, Fresno County, 2013. By the way, some of you may know that another TULARE exists in our nation. One important village was called Yiwo'ni. The story in this selection of photographs is not the story of seemingly similar places in California. Tulare Lake is the receiving area for the Kings, Kaweah, and Tule watersheds, and was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The photographs are historical not because they are old—all were taken within the last few years—but because the elements you see in the frame contain so many old stories. The history has not been pretty, and the photographs reveal this history. Tulare Lake is the receiving area for the Kings, Kaweah, and Tule watersheds, and was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. We can well believe upon good authority that [the battle] was really not the case, but that during the pestilence of 1833 this tribe was probably killed by the same plague which almost entirely depopulated the entire San Joaquin Valley. A Wowol village on Atwell's Island was named Chawlowin, occupied later than 1852 by refugee Yokuts natives. And with really in just a few short years, it was … Adoption of an Amendment to Part I of … Climate. [4] However, it is far more likely that the mass grave on Skull Island was due to an epidemic, probably smallpox. These centarians were Pahmit, San Joaquin River Dumna; Sahn-e-hat, Tule River Yaudanche, and To-tu-yah, Yosemite Valley Mewalk. Tulare County was established in 1852, and named after the now-dry Tulare Lake, which at the time was the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi; the site of the former lake today lies in neighboring Kings County, which was created in 1893 from the western portion of Tulare County. The water was low and they drove them across from the east. Boswell drained the last remnants of lake from the basin, and Tulare was reduced to a dusty bowl of bad air and murky canals. They involve a story of monopoly ownership of land that is now subsiding at a rate faster than any other place on Earth. And with really in just a few short years, it was trapped out. Yoimut died in Hanford, CA in the 1930s. Some may argue that is a bit of an overstatement given what Los Angeles did to Owens Lake that once covered 200 square miles before being sucked almost dry or what farmers in the South San Joaquin Valley did to Tulare Lake. Tulare County is a county in the state of California. It gets its name from Tule Grass which surrounded Tulare Lake — once the largest freshwater lake in the west — before it was drained. No paywall. The later name signifies a site 10 miles north of the older Pelican Islands, in the historical Tulare Lake bed. Today alfalfa is grown on some parts of the Sand Ridge and invasive saltcedar is recorded in natural habitats. The Arts Don’t Need New Audiences. They demand a thousand words. Despite being discovered by settlers extremely late, perhaps as late as the 1850s, the islands were densely populated by indigenous peoples. They had all come back to that camp from Tule River Reservation, where the soldiers had taken them from Téjon Ranch. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Land Use. Tulare county was created on April 20, 1852. The Tulare Lake Bed is a true magnet for birds year-round. This early irrigation infrastructure upstream from Tulare Lake slowly cut off the lake from its source waters, shrinking the lake's footprint. Tulare Lake Basin, Kettleman Hills, Kings River, Kaweah River, Kern River, Tule River, Tulare Lake, Kern Lake, Buena Vista Lake. Wedge-shaped tents up to 300 feet long housed a dozen or more families, and the tents could be quickly raised and moved or replaced whenever the Lake went on a rampage. Those pumps draining the aquifers on the old lakebed? Jpeg, PNG or GIF accepted, 1MB maximum. He’s seen Tulare Lake full before. The vastness of this landscape, the seeming emptiness, is particular, not generic. This island extends westward into the lake from the south bank of Tule River. Latta notes that his Yokuts informants attest to a pestilence around 1833 that wiped out large portions of the western San Joaquin Valley: At least three centenarians among my Yokuts informants were children here at that time. Before development, there was some flow which flushed some salts from the basin. In wet years, however, Tulare Lake overflowed into the San Joaquin River, sending water up … [4], From 1875 to 1877, large numbers of hogs and cattle were carried to Skull Island from the mainland on the Mose Andross.[16]. By the 1980s the water drained into 28 ponds totaling 7,300 acres. And Grizzly Adams came and hunted here years before the gold rush. Totuyah and Pahmit actually knew of the Mewalk moving down into the vacant Yokuts territory. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Islands_in_Tulare_Lake&oldid=994414189, Natural history of the Central Valley (California), Articles using infobox islands with additional info, California articles missing geocoordinate data, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 16:25. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Today, on a visit to Tulare Lake, one would see mostly farmland set apart by open spaces of unused land. The first settlement in Tulare County was where the old Indian trail crossed the Kaweah River, about ten miles east of Visalia. Tulare Lake Basin for Disposal of Oil Field Wastewater 10/22/1982 . [1] After Lake Cahuilla disappeared in the 17th century, Tulare Lake was the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and the second-largest freshwater lake … Flooded Road old Tulare lakebed, Kern County, 2017. [10] Other species native or present in the area are sandhill cranes and tricolored blackbird. And today, in some wet years the lake returns and the land floods. Tulare Lake, named Laguna de Tache by the Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. Skull Island extended between five and six miles and was just over half a mile wide, the highest part being about twenty feet above the lakebed. [12], The Sand Ridge landform, which is the remnants of what was once the Tulare Lake archipelago, was the densest region of human habitation for hundreds of years because it provided stable land to build villages on, unlike the shores of Tulare Lake, which varied with the seasons. The tules were getting dry and we were afraid the white people would burn us out. This rearrangement of water has produced some of the most productive agricultural lands in the world and, sometimes, pastoral landscapes; it has also produced some of the most impoverished communities in California. In case of an emergency, or for after-hours service, call (661) 758-5115. Gull Island is similar in etymology to the Pelican Island, in that it was named after the fauna of the region. After Lake Cahuilla disappeared in the 17th century, Tulare Lake was the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and the second-largest freshwater lake … Gull Island was a small islet at the mouth of the Tule River. In early historical times, it was the site of the Wowol village Chawlolwin. Most Californians have seen it only while traveling on I-5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles. He’s seen Tulare Lake full before. Thematically, these photographs show the rearrangement of water, which means some of them show no water at all—only what once was the Tulare Lake bed. The lake he christened “Los Tules” for the tule reeds, or cattails, that grew along the shore of the lake and the. The Tulare Basin has mild winters and hot dry summers. The Tulare Lake watershed gets its name from the former lake that once received water flows from the entire region, including snowmelt from the upper Sierra Nevada. Two islands are attested with the name Pelican Island or Pelican Islands. This website is a resource for the local water agency contacts, latest news, public meetings, forums, and general information on water quantity and quality regulatory matters. On this long, narrow, bare island thousands of our common white pelicans, and, associated with them on the best of terms, and also nesting, were hundreds of that one of two species of pacific coast cormorants, known as Brandt's cormorant.[3]. Tulare County’s COVID-19 infection rate (1.96% of the population infected) is much greater, per capita, than those of large cities like San Francisco or Sacramento. So it’s actually saline, is what I’ve read. Tulare Lake, Laguna de Tache in Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. Adoption of Amendment to Part I of the Water Quality Control Plans Report, Tulare Lake Basin for Disposal of Agricultural Subsurface Drainage 8/12/1983 . This is a low, narrow strip of land in Tulare Lake, totally bare of vegetation as yet, and is a bar formed by the deposits of King's River as an extension of the east bank of its east channel. Tulare Lake, once extending 60 miles tip-to-tip and home to three Native American tribes and a wealth of wildlife, has now reclaimed a 10-mile-long, 9 … Tulare County is a county in the state of California. Ideas journalism with a head and a heart. About 4% of the basin area is urban. Today the city of Alpaugh, California sits on the remnants of Atwell Island. 7/21/1983 : 8. Link these elements to documents in archives, books, other photographs, maps, and memories. Before Pine Flat Dam was built fierce rainstorms nearly filled Tulare Lake in 1938, and in 1983 the wet year managed to fill much of the old lake as it reached the outskirts of Corcoran. The single photograph from outside the San Joaquin is from the Owens Valley, a place that did not become part of the book, in part because it is already so well known. Los Angeles seems a biological preserve in comparison. In wet years, however, Tulare Lake overflowed into the San Joaquin River, sending water up through the Delta and out the Golden Gate. Before the diversion of the Owens River, Owens Lake was up to 12 miles (19 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide, covering an area of up to 108 square miles (280 km 2). They were able to verify the existence of such an occurrence and to give me some account of it: burial of dead bodies until there were not enough survivors to make burials; abandonment of village sites, fleeing to the mountains, and later, studying the general condition of the valley floor and foothills until the Mewalk throught [sic] them safe for reoccupation. They had a relative there. Remnants of Mussel Slew, Kings County, 2017. The proposed Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project provides local, regional and statewide public benefits to meet California’s water storage and supply challenges. Its county seat is Visalia. They wanted to stay at their old home. Tulare Lake, named Laguna de Tache by the Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. Photo by Jesse Amble White. This is the heart of the Yokut Indian homeland at about 1750, before European contact. On Aug. 2, Tulare … Since the lakeshore largely varied with the season (from rainfall and snowmelt from the Sierras), there is a wide variety of names attested for the islands. [11] According to the Bureau of Land Management, Sand Ridge "has yielded artifacts spanning the entire cultural horizon in California."[11]. In 1918, Mary Turner’s Brutal Murder Changed the Politics of Lynching in America. The Owens Valley is a different story. A photograph captures light at a particular moment. The Witt site, on the shores of Tulare Lake, yields paleolithic artifacts of concave points, crescents, and fossilized elephant, bison, and horse bones. At times the lake bottoms are flooded, but throughout most of the year they are farmed. Please tell us your thoughts. It is unclear if this island is the same as Gull Island. Corcoran is a "small town" in the best sense of the word, with its citizens working together on major community projects. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Climate. Tulare county was created on April 20, 1852. That would make this the fourth biggest runoff year since record-keeping began in 1894. In times of exceptionally high water, the islands formed a natural bridge which separated the northern Tachi and southern Ton Tachi lakes. Frank F. Latta identifies it with the Calaveres [sic] of the early Spanish settlers but is unclear on where this name is attested in primary sources.[4][5][6]. [13], An 1853 map depicts the Sand Ridge region as a 'ridge of high ground' and not as islands. The Sand Ridge area in particular has been occupied since at least the late Pleistocene. Sunrise Old Tulare lakebed, 2017. At around the time this picture would have been taken, it … They were hid in the tules in tumlus (toom-loos) houses at the north side of the Island.[8]. … Boswell drained the last remnants of lake from the basin, and Tulare was reduced to a dusty bowl of bad air and murky canals. Despite transient tule marsh areas, the area is dry and the valley summer heat is intense. “This whole place was underwater,” he said from his pickup as earth movers spread dirt on top of … However, in 1969 and 1983, the Great Tulare Lake was, once again, in its prime, and Mother Nature reminded us that she is not to be trifled with. Tule reed was of historical importance and provided shelter, food, and transportation (via reed boats) to the Wowol nation, and indeed gave the region its name. With the water gone, the former lake’s rich bottom soils have been used for farming. They are part of a conversation, and they are as apt to ask questions as give answers. Bird Island is attested in a single 1876 map which shows a small, oblate island at the tip of Atwell Island's 'teardrop' shape. They inspire a history. East of the San Luis Obispo County line and Interstate 5, the lake … Photo by Jesse Amble White. (Optional) Attach an image to your letter. “This whole place was underwater,” he said from his pickup as earth movers spread dirt on top of the levee. Tulare Lake was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi before it was strangled by dams. There were hogs there already, but they were wild. And Grizzly Adams came and hunted here years before the gold rush. The Tulare Lake Watershed comprises the drainage area of the San Joaquin Valley south of the San Joaquin River. Farmlands outside of Corcoran, Kings County, 2013. Since the lakeshore largely varied with the season (from rainfall and snowmelt from the Sierras), there is a wide variety of names attested for the islands. No partisan hacks. During the spring, winter and fall, any flooded field in this area can attract thousands of waterfowl, gulls and shorebirds, and in winter, these same fields become raptor habitat. It received its name from the vast number of white pelicans that nested on it. It was at the west end of the Sand Ridge, so it was probably part of the above Pelican Islands. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Site of Mussel Slew Massacre Monument, Kings County, 2017. Corcoran has been built on a strong agricultural base because it is located near one of the most remarkable geographic features in the San Joaquin Valley, the Tulare Lake Basin, which is the most fertile region in the world. The people traveling the I-5 largely come from politically blue California, but this is red California—in part because a significant number of its inhabitants cannot vote because they are not citizens, incarcerated or live in counties that intentionally and unintentionally pursue policies that suppress the vote. The Tulare Lake Bed is a true magnet for birds year-round. Tulare Lake’s size varied widely, dependent on both rain and mountain snows for nourishment. What Does War Look Like in the Cyber Age? An island in Tulare Lake belonged to the Wowol; it was called witi'tsolo wın. We went in his brother's little wagon.[9]. With one exception, the photographs in this gallery come from a single area, one of several in the book: the Tulare Basin and the neighboring San Joaquin Valley. [14] An 1854 map, however, depicts a Tulare Lake covered much of this area more than a century ago. Before the replumbing of the rivers, in most years water did not leave the Tulare Basin. Photo by Jesse Amble White. Before 1880, Tulare Lake at various points in its history had an archipelago in the southern portion of the lake. Wedge-shaped tents up to 300 feet long housed a dozen or more families, and the tents could be quickly raised and moved or replaced whenever the Lake went on a rampage. Tulare Lake, Laguna de Tache in Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. For additional information, visit the Tulare Historical Museum, 444 West Tulare Avenue, Tulare California 93274 or call (559) 686-2074. Flooded farm old Tulare lakebed, Kern County, 2017. June 24, 2020. Before Pine Flat Dam was built fierce rainstorms nearly filled Tulare Lake in 1938, and in 1983 the wet year managed to fill much of the old lake as it reached the outskirts of Corcoran. They Need Communities. Reed rafts, barges, sail boats like the “Water Witch,” and the old “Mose Andross” maneuvered the shallow Tulare Lake … The Tulare Lake watershed gets its name from the former lake that once received water flows from the entire region, including snowmelt from the upper Sierra Nevada. Geologically the archipelago was a Tulare Lake sandspit. The Tulare Lake Watershed is essentially a closed basin since surface water drains north into the San Joaquin River only in years of extreme rainfall. Is Empathy the 20th Century’s Most Powerful Invention? Yoimut (referred to in the text as J.A. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 442,179. Tulare County, California Tulare County Education, Geography, and History. Years ago, when I worked on a documentary with Geoff Ward, who writes most of Ken Burns’s films, I tried to figure out how documentary narration worked. During the spring, winter and fall, any flooded field in this area can attract thousands of waterfowl, gulls and shorebirds, and in winter, these same fields become raptor habitat. Despite transient tule marsh areas, the area is dry and the valley summer heat is intense. The proposed Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project provides local, regional and statewide public benefits to meet California’s water storage and supply challenges. No ads. Before 1880, Tulare Lake at various points in its history had an archipelago in the southern portion of the lake. After Lake Cahuilla disappeared in the 17th century, Tulare Lake was the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and the second-largest … So we all left. By the 1980s the water drained into 28 ponds totaling 7,300 acres. county. California Exposures started from photographs. The Tulare Lake Subbasin GSP includes a physical description of the groundwater management area including groundwater conditions, groundwater management criteria, a monitoring program, and projects and measurable objectives to become sustainable within 20 years. On it was a village which J.A. Owens Lake, Inyo County, 2013. Tulare Lake Basin, Kettleman Hills, Kings River, Kaweah River, Kern River, Tule River, Tulare Lake, Kern Lake, Buena Vista Lake. Tulare Lake, named Laguna de Tache by the Spanish, is a freshwater dry lake with residual wetlands and marshes in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, United States. The photographs of California Exposures tell a history of California, but not in the conventional sense. Other landforms in the area are Goose Lake bed and … In times of low water, the Sand Ridge split Tulare Lake in two, the latter becoming the Tache and Ton Tache lakes. Include your name and daytime phone number, and a link to the article you’re responding to. Tulare County’s COVID-19 infection rate (1.96% of the population infected) is much greater, per capita, than those of large cities like San Francisco or Sacramento. – [Voicevoer] This is what’s left of Tulare Lake. The case of Tulare Lake is extremely well documented. Irrigated Orchard, Kings County, 2017. In the last few hundred years the lake had an average depth of 23 to 50 feet (7.0 to 15.2 m), and sometimes overflowed to the south, after which the water would flow … The Tulare Lake Subbasin GSP includes a physical description of the groundwater management area including groundwater conditions, groundwater management criteria, a monitoring program, and projects and measurable objectives to become sustainable within 20 years. [1] Today, these former islands make up the Sand Ridge in Kings County, California and are the traditional territory of the Wowol people. Her account further details white settlers introducing cattle to the island and subsequently forcing the indigenous people out: While we were at Chawlolwin some white men put cattle on the island. Tule later became Americanized to Tulare as the name of the lake, town and. Before development, there was some flow which flushed some salts from the basin. R5-1982-0136 . . Boswell lands pump and canal, Kings County, 2018. Most Californians have seen it only while traveling on I-5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That would make this the fourth biggest runoff year since record-keeping began in 1894. It is a narrow bar now forming a small island like Pelican Island at the mouth of King's River. Photo by Jesse Amble White. As the lake surface falls, this bar is forming quite an island, though it is yet low, muddy, and without vegetation. The Yokuts living around Tulare Lake were more migratory than other sub-tribes, and their houses were mostly communal. This is the heart of the Yokut Indian homeland at about 1750, before European contact. With one exception, the photographs in this gallery come from a single area, one of several in the book: the Tulare Basin and the neighboring San Joaquin Valley. [1], Native ecosystems of the region ranged from saltbrush scrub and alkali sink to valley grassland and wetland. Children from a village on the mouth of the Kings River guided him to the island on a canoe made of tules. Tulare Lake was once the largest body of fresh water west of the Mississippi River, fed by the Kern, Tule and Kaweah rivers. They drive a narration. The Tulare Basin has mild winters and hot dry summers. The Watershed includes six groundwater basins: Kern County, Tulare Lake… It’s in All but one of these photographs of California by Jesse White come from California Exposures, a book that he and I, his father, did together. The islands were permanently part of the mainland by 1886. Yoimut, noted by Frank F. Latta as the last full-blooded Chunut, described semi-traditional life at Chawlowin: My mother found almost all of her relations there at Chawlowin. My mother and stepfather took us to Téjon Ranch. 1) mapped overflow lands and lake bottoms as one unit, but their text (p. 28-29) indicates that Tulare Lake bed is the principal landform in the study area. Your source for water related information within Tulare County and surrounding areas of the Tulare Lake Basin. Before 1880, Tulare Lake at various points in its history had an archipelago in the southern portion of the lake. Today, these former islands make up the Sand Ridge in Kings County, … Based on the 2010 census, the population was 442,179. Its county seat is Visalia. Before the diversion of the Owens River, Owens Lake was up to 12 miles (19 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide, covering an area of up to 108 square miles (280 km 2). It is a mile long, or more, from ten to sixty feet wide, and not more than a foot or eighteen inches at any point above the present lake surface. Atwell Island was originally known Hog-Root Island or Root Island. Central Valley Regional Water Board Meeting of 21 September 2006, Item #7 Page 4 History, Lithology and Groundwater Conditions in the Tulare Lake Basin Information Item ... Tulare Lake was formerly the largest lake in the western states. R5-1983-0104 . Her brother had his family there and two or three of her uncles were there, too. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake … Davis and others (1959, pi. I told Geoff, “I think I’ve got it. Those wetlands are gone, yet … By 1899 - less than 50 years after irrigation was initiated - Tulare Lake went dry for the first time in history. According to geographical records, the area known as the “Tulare Lake Region” formed millions of years ago as geological … Tulare Lake splashed itself into a froth, lapping over its shoreline and stranding fish miles from its beach. for Josie Alonzo) recalls a village on or near the site. About 4% of the basin area is urban. Anxiety, Defiance, and Refuge in Immigrant Los Angeles. Jesse’s photographs both speak to it and put it in context. Tulare Lake disappeared in the late 19th century despite in 1850 being the largest freshwater lake … Tachi Casino Lands, Kings County, 2014. The first Americans to visit the valley came after 1800. The first Americans to visit the valley came after 1800. The Project will capture and store floodwaters from the Tulare Lake Basin to meet local Semitropic demands, mitigate groundwater overdraft and support the Delta. The Yokuts living around Tulare Lake were more migratory than other sub-tribes, and their houses were mostly communal. By modern markers, it is the land to east of the freeway starting at about the In-N-Out Burger in Kettleman City and stretching nearly to the In-N-Out Burger near the Grapevine. Since the lakeshore largely varied with the season (from rainfall and snowmelt from the Sierras), there is a wide variety of names attested for the islands. by Richard White | The lake's disappearance has had far-reaching consequences. 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