By Rob Davis | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Published on Jan 16, 2022
When Oregon’s only saltwater lake mysteriously dried up in 2014, turning a vibrant landscape teeming with migratory birds into a desiccated, abandoned salt pan, state environmental regulators mobilized.
Lake Abert, a 64-square-mile lake in south central Oregon’s high desert, had gone almost completely dry for the first time since the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. Low precipitation and hotter temperatures driven by climate change loomed as causes. But the region had experienced drier years before without the Great Basin lake disappearing.
You can read the article on OregonLive: https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2022/01/oregons-lake-abert-is-in-deep-trouble-the-state-shut-down-its-effort-to-figure-out-why.html