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Hawaii’s only alpine lake shrinking, almost gone

Hawaii’s only alpine lake shrinking, almost gone

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii - Lake Waiau, the tiny lake that sits at 13,000 ft. above sea level near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island, is almost entirely gone. The Aloha State’s only alpine lake has been shrinking at an “alarming” rate since 2010, say scientists with the United State Geological Survey. Rangers with the Office of Mauna

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