A few weeks ago while on vacation we took the girls on an adventure to Green Lakes. I hadn't been there since I was in high school and that was only to visit a friend that was working in a food vendor hut. I never really paid attention that such great beauty is so close to my home (this is roughly 15 minutes drive away).
It was really difficult to capture the true color of the water, as seen in person. But the above photo captures it perfectly. The water is a true turquoise color. These two lares are called "meromictic lakes" in which the layers of water do not mix. It is one of only a handful in the United States, and the world really. Its pretty crazy that I live near so many, when there are so few.
The trails were really nice and wide and the park was really well maintained. We have been to a few other places lately were the trails were sometimes extremely narrow and I felt like I could fall over cliffs at any moment (haha) but this one was just a really nice relaxing walk around the two lakes.
If you live near a meromictic lake you should definitely go check out their beauty.
Here is a list from wikipedia:
Asia[edit source | edit]
- Pantai Keracut (Keracut Beach) Lake, Penang National Park, northwest Penang island, Malaysia
- Jellyfish Lake (Ongeim'l Tketau), on Eil Malk in Palau
- Zigetangcuo Lake, a crenogenic lake in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet. It is the meromictic lake located at a highest altitude.
Australia[edit source | edit]
Europe[edit source | edit]
- Kärntner Seen (Alpine lakes in the Austrian province of Carinthia; studied by Ingo Findenegg in the 1930s).
- Alatsee (small alpine lake in Germany's State of Bavaria, near the City of Füssen and Neuschwanstein Palace)
- Lake Vähä-Pitkusta in Finland.
- Lake Pakasaivo (Finland)
- Salsvatnet, Kilevann, Tronstadvatn, Birkelandsvatn, Rørholtfjorden, Botnvatn, Rørhopvatn and Strandvatn lakes in Norway.
- Lake Cadagno is a "crenogenic" meromictic lake in Switzerland, and the location of the Alpine Biology Center (Centro Biologia Alpina).
- Lac Pavin and Lac du Bourget in France
- The Black Sea is also considered to be meromictic.
North America[edit source | edit]
- Ballston Lake, 30 km NNW of Albany, New York
- Crawford Lake near Milton, Ontario
- Green Lake and Round Lake in Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse, New York
- Glacier Lake in Clark Reservation State Park near Syracuse, New York
- Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah
- Hot Lake in Okanogan County, Washington 
- Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, New York is also considered meromictic; use of road salt has been cited as the main reason for its change
- Lower Mystic Lake in Arlington and Medford, Massachusetts
- McGinnis Lake in Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Ontario
- Mahoney Lake in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
- Powell Lake in the town of Powell River, British Columbia 
- Pink Lake in Gatineau Park, Quebec
- Redoubt Lake near Sitka, Alaska; one of North America's largest meromictic lakes.
- Soap Lake in Washington
- Sunfish Lake near Waterloo, Ontario
- Devil's Bathtub near Rochester, New York in Mendon Ponds Park
- Blackcat Lake near Dorset, Ontario in Frost Centre
- Chapel Lake, in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Munising, Michigan 
- Lakes A and C1 on Ellesmere Island, (Nunavut)