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World News: Chilean lake turns into desert amid 13-year drought Updated: 2022-06-14 05:53:51 KST

In more climate-related news, a lake in central Chile has dried up and become a desert in the latest sign of climate change.
The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile, used to be the primary source of water for the city of Valparaiso up until twenty years ago.
It used to contain enough water to fill 38-thousand Olympic-sized swimming pools, but it now only has enough to fill two pools.
The desertification comes amid a thirteen-year drought.
Higher than average temperatures have melted snow in the Andes mountains, turning it into vapor and reducing meltwater.
The drought has also affected mining operations as tensions over water use grow.
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