In pictures: Famous alpine lake mysteriously disappears in Italy

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Lago Azzurro in the Italian Alps has almost completely disappeared as shown in this Before-After picture by Marco Pugliese:

Lago Azzurro, a famous lake in the Italian Alps, has mysteriously disappeared. No more water to see in the Lake Blue. via Facebook / Marco Pugliese

It is however unknown how the body of water lost all of its water.

The dry and empty ‘Blue Lake’ was discovered by Marco Pugliese, a photographer loving this small body of water surrounded by century-old larch trees. But once there, instead of amazing red, yellow and orange leaves reflecting in the crystal clear water, there were just grey stones to observe. Totally sad!

His comment on the picture says: ‘It may be time to start thinking about not wasting water. Yesterday, I felt bad after seeing the state of Lago Azzurro.

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A normally beautiful lake has mysteriously dried up in the Italian Alps.

Scientists believe the record heat and the minimal rains recorded this summer are responsible for the alpine lake disappearance. It would be nice to have pictures of the lake bed to see if cracks, fissures or even holes have formed during this unprecedently hot summer.

It is also worth notifying that the lake has already disappeared in 2005 and 2006. At this time, environmentalists thought it was gone forever… But after artificial filling, Lago Azzurro began to fill up again in a natural way, fed by crystal clear spring water.

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Another view of the dry lake in Italy by Pietro Giuseppe Ciapponi

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