Lake Amadeus is a massive salt lake situated on the southwest corner of Australia’s Northern Territory, approximately 50 kilometers north of Uluru or Ayers Rock. Another, a little smaller, lake, Neale, is located nearby to the northwest. Both lakes lie in the Amadeus Basin, which was filled with sediment eroded from the adjacent mountains over 500 million years ago. Because of the aridity, the lakes are inundated only during periods of substantial rain. However, for the most part, Lake Amadeus remains dry and coated with a thick crust of wonderful white salt.
Lake Amadeus is highly rich in salts that have been leached out of the underlying sediments and when it is dry, its lake bed is transformed into a glistening sheet of white salt crystals. Therefore, dozens of small islands of red sand protrude centimeters above the surface of the lake. The plants that have taken root on these sandy islands are very hardy and able to withstand salt as well as heat and drought.
Lake Amadeus is lengthened in shape to approximately 180km long and 10km wide, and it is the largest salt lake in the Northern Territory. It contains up to 600 million metric tons of salt; however, harvesting it has not proved viable due to its remote location. Ernest Giles, the first European explorer of the region, discovered the lake during his expedition to the area in 1872.
Ernest Giles originally intended to honor his benefactor, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, by naming it Lake Ferdinand. Nevertheless, Mueller prevailed upon Giles to instead honor King Amadeus of Spain, who had earlier bestowed the honor on him. As far as management issues go, the increase in the number of camels is of the utmost concern. Otherwise, the ecological values of this site are poorly known, as are the processes affecting those values.
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