It was a question of the heads of people across India after Lonar Lake in the state of Maharashtra in recent days suddenly changed shades.
“It looks especially red this year because the salinity of the water has risen this year,” he said. “The amount of water in the lake decreased and the lake became shallow, so the salinity increased and caused some internal changes.”
Kharat said researchers are also investigating whether the presence of red algae caused the color to change.
Samples are sent to several laboratories, he said, and “after studying it, we’ll be able to definitely say why the lake’s water turned red.”