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Mysterious lake inexplicably replenishes its freshwater without a source
May 19, 2022 | Comment icon 12 comments
Nobody knows where the water’s freshwater is coming from. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A picturesque lake perched high atop a mountain in Ontario, Canada has a mystery that has yet to be solved.
Found 200ft above Lake Ontario’s Bay of Quinte, this peculiar freshwater lake – named ‘Onokenoga’ by the Mohawks – has been puzzling scientists and researchers for years.
Despite the fact that there are no known sources of water flowing to or from the lake, it somehow manages to provide a constant supply of freshwater – a natural curiosity that seems to defy all geological norms and which, even to this day, has no definitive explanation.
The Mohawk’s revered the lake, with some of the earliest settlers believing that it might even descend into the very bowels of the Earth.
While this is certainly unlikely, scientists have long struggled to find a modern explanation for the phenomenon and despite numerous searches, no source for the freshwater has been found.
Over the years the mystery has helped to propel interest in the area which is now a popular destination for hikers and for those looking to get away from it all for a few days.
Whether the lake’s mysteries will ever truly be solved, however, remains to be seen.