Why the lakes in the mountains are Turquoise and so spectacular? I found this article on the internet…
How Do The Rocky Mountain Glacier Lakes Get Their Famous Blue Or Green Colour?
As much as a local might try to convince you that each year the lakes are drained and the bottoms are painted or that dye is added to the water, neither is the case. As the meltwater from a glacier that feeds a lake starts to flow in the springtime it carries with it glacier silt or rock flour. The silt is created when rocks underneath the surface of the ice are grinding from the movement of the glacier. The rock flour is very light and stays suspended in the lake water for a long time. The sunlight that reflects off this rock flour is what gives the lakes their spectacular turquoise blue or green colour.
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