New Lake Manly

New Lake Manly

These photos were taken from November 2004 to March 2005. They show the extent of the lake at Badwater Basin, as well as the changes that took place. I don’t have exact dates yet, but the lake appears to have existed from August 2004 to around May 2005. By June of 2005, the basin was dry.

Badwater Lake at dawn, November 2004. Telescope Peak at center.
Badwater Lake at dawn, November 2004. Telescope Peak at center.
Well developed saucer field in November 2004. These would be dissolved by March 2005.
Well developed saucer field in November 2004. These would be dissolved by March 2005.
Closer view of the saucers. Note the salt pools within the saucers. These have deposited yet more salts as they dissolve the field.
Closer view of the saucers. Note the salt pools within the saucers. These have deposited yet more salts as they dissolve the field.
By March 2005, the saucer field was underwater. The hills to the right are a part of the Artists Block.
By March 2005, the saucer field was underwater. The hills to the right are a part of the Artists Block.
These boaters are just south of Badwater in March 2005.
These boaters are just south of Badwater in March 2005.
"New Lake Manly" as seen from the Natural Bridge parking area in November 2004.
“New Lake Manly” as seen from the Natural Bridge parking area in November 2004.
Overview from fan just south of Badwater, looking north in March 2005. Cars are parked along the Badwater Road.
Overview from fan just south of Badwater, looking north in March 2005. Cars are parked along the Badwater Road.


Badwater Basin in November 2004 – Video


Badwater Basin in March 2005 – Video

The basin, now dry, in November 2007. Telescope Peak is visible to the left (highest point in the Panamint Mountains).
The basin, now dry, in November 2007. Telescope Peak is visible to the left (highest point in the Panamint Mountains).

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