That is the question in the minds of people all over India after Lonar Lake in the state of Maharashtra has suddenly changed hues in recent days.
“This is especially looking this year because this year the salinity of the water has increased,”; he said. “The volume of water in the lake decreased and the lake became shallow, so the salt went up and caused some internal changes.”
Kharat said researchers are also investigating whether the presence of red algae was caused by the color change.
Samples are being sent to many labs, he said, and “once they have studied it we can definitely tell why the lake’s water has turned red.”