Coring Bitter Lake
Image taken: 06/21/2007by: Lewis Land
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
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Bureau geologists (Dr. Bruce Allen w/ back to photo and David McCraw to right) and USFWS Hydrologist Paul Tashjian prepare to extract a core of lake bed sediments for sedimentologic, climatic, and environmental analysis from the center of Bitter Lake, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The red bluffs in the distance lie east of the Pecos River and are composed of interbedded red mudstone, siltstone, and gypsum from Permian Artesia Group sediments.
Image posted: 03-27-2020
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