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Cathedral in the Desert - what will it look like when the lake drops?


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Just saw Ryans pic of Cathedral in another thread and made me think of this one to look and compare. Can't believe the amount of silt that has been deposited :(


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I went to see Cathedral in the Desert in late April 2019 (3,568') and again on April 9, 2021 (3,565.45'). Any water level below about 3,575 will expose some sediment / dry ground there. Another visitor who had been there before the lake said that there was about 20 feet of sediment. This year about half of the floor was sediment, about half was still underwater. The sediment is already eroding into the lake, as shown by the third picture.


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