Lake Carnegie

Ephemeral Lake Carnegie, in Western Australia, fills with water only during periods of significant rainfall. In dry years, it is reduced to a muddy marsh.

This image was acquired by the Landsat 7 satellite on May 19, 1999. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared and red wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's panchromatic band.


Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch. Caption provided by NASA's Earth Observatory. Source: NASA/USGS Landsat 7; NASA Earth Observatory.