Lake Abert is an alkali lake without an outflow. The water that flows in stays here until it’s soaked into the ground or evaporates.
It’s too salty for anything other than brine shrimp to survive, even when the water is all but gone, as it is this time of year, when we’ve received very little precipitation for almost a year.
But there’s just enough water to see slivers of reflections of clouds that provided just enough rain and snow to be a tease. A precursor to what we should be receiving in the coming days, an actual start to winter.
It’s about time.