Did you know? 🤔
Although Lake Abraham looks very similar to the rest of the glacial lakes with milky blue waters caused by rock flour, there’s one quality about this lake that sets it apart from the others: it’s manmade! 🤯
Dubbed Alberta’s largest reservoir, this lake ...was built in 1972, with the construction of Bighorn Dam, and named after Silas Abraham—who guided explorers in the late 1800s.
The lake is characterized by bubbles that freeze right beneath the surface. Commonly referred to as frozen bubbles, this phenomenon made the lake a popular site for photographers. However, the real attraction is caused by the presence of methane bubbles that form in bodies of water where organic matter settles at the bottom of the lake. The bacteria that feed on dead animals and leaves release methane gas—releasing bubbles that stack up and appear held in suspended animation! This can be seen on the clearest of days, along with other patterns in the ice.
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