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Bolivia’s second largest lake has completely dried up

Last month, Lake Poopó, a saltwater lake high in the Andes mountains, disappeared off the face of the map. In the 1990s the lake held at least 2,000 square kilometers (772 square miles) of water. While the water levels sometimes fluctuated due to drought or seasonal conditions, it never lasted for long.  But climate change has led to more and more years without rain, and the lake gradually continued to shrink.
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