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Disappearing Lake
In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Scott Gall of the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District measures water levels in Sturgeon Lake in Portland, Ore. Sturgeon Lake doesn't have sturgeon anymore. They lived here back when the lake was still deep enough for water skiers and windsurfers to skim across its surface. The water body covering much of the island's northern half is steadily disappearing. During the driest late summer days, most of Sturgeon Lake isn't a lake at all. Much of its 3,000 acres becomes a mud flat. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Beth Nakamura) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT