Lake Torrens, Australia
The 100 m false-colour image of 19 May 2015 shows us Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in central South Australia. It lies between the Arcoona Plateau to the west and the Flinders Ranges to the east about 345 kilometres north of the Adelaide city centre. The lake is approximately 30 metres above sea level. It is located within the boundaries of Lake Torrens National Park. The Lake Torrens catchment is an endorheic basin, having no outflow of water to the ocean. The lake filled in 1897 and again in April 1989. It has a thin salt crust with red-brown clays beneath, which are soft and boggy. The area around the lake is sparsely vegetated with samphire, saltbush and bluebush.