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Little Crater Lake - Government Camp, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel
N 45° 08.893 W 121° 45.052
10T E 598196 N 5000174
Quick Description: A jewel of a pond formed as a sinkhole, its color is an iridescent blue-green.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 5:15:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMK396
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:
The paved path to the lake leads through a moist meadow blooming all summer with a succession of wildflowers; the tall stalks of white-blossomed hellebore held sway on our last visit.

Originally a meadow grew on layered silt turned to soft stone called siltstone. This was over a gravel layer containing water under pressure atop the bedrock.

The earth cracked and shifted along a fault line. The water was forced up the crack at this point resulting in an artesian spring. The force of the water washed away the siltstone resulting in this sinkhole lake.
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