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The ecological catastrophe that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

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What was once the country’s second largest lake is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous community’s way of life with them

The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white expanse of salt stretches for miles, with just a smear of red, brackish water at its southern edge.

Lake Poopó was once Bolivia’s second largest body of water, but when asked how to get to the lake today, locals correct a visitor.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/04/the-ecological-catastrophe-that-turned-a-vast-bolivian-lake-to-a-salt-desert