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Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York, is home to two unusual lakes. Green Lake and Round Lake are meromictic, meaning that unlike most lakes, their deep and shallow waters do not mix. The absence of mixing produces relatively undisturbed layers of sediment—a scientific boon—and creates gorgeous blue-green waters. Along with its eponymous lakes, the park is known for its 18-hole public golf course, which opened at the height of the Great Depression. How was the course's designer paid? More...
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How on earth do they know that the deep and shallow waters don't mix? Water is fluid and eventually it mixes???

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Temperature must play a key role here.
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moniquester wrote:
How on earth do they know that the deep and shallow waters don't mix? Water is fluid and eventually it mixes???


In the article, click on the word meromictic and you'll see the full article on it. Still, it's quite an unintuitive thing.
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In lieu of payment for its design, Jones was given a ten-year lease for $1.00/year.
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Interesting Stuff


Lake Mummy
Since this lake is meromictic, its surface waters do not mix with salty anoxic (lacking oxygen) waters below. Anything that falls to the bottom will meet a massive collection of debris, and decays so slowly that researchers are able to take core samples and find out what plants and animals inhabited the area thousands of years ago. The lake bottom is like a natural mummification system.

Pink Lakes
A layer of bacteria-rich water nearly a third of the way down into the lakes is pink rather than green. These reddish bacteria have found the perfect home at these depths and because the lake’s waters do not turn over (mix) seasonally they stay at their optimal depths.

X-ray vision
It is difficult to see the bottom of the lake because of its mirror-like surface, but with a polarizing filter for your camera or polarizing sunglasses, you can cut through the glare and get a better view of organic material below.


http://nyfalls.com/lakes/green-lakes-state-park/
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I don't know why meromixes was brought up. Perhaps its easier to build underground fortresses and defenced cities under the sediments of these types of lakes.
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