- Spotted Lake is a small lake rich in
a variety of minerals, including calcium, sodium sulphates and
magnesium sulphate. During the hot summer months, much of the
water in the lake evaporates, leaving concentrations of these
minerals that form the spots visible in the lake. Throughout
the summer, the spots shift in size and colour as the minerals
within each change with further evaporation. Colours ranging
from blue to green to yellow appear, depending on the mineral
makeup of each individual spot.
- We were visiting Spotted Lake to film
material for a Discovery Science Channel program, and we had
special permission to go onto the property with an elder from
the Okanagan First Nation.