Snow melt

The last snow on one of the lake's surrounding mountains. Baikals north shore and the taiga are protected as a national park, but the changing climate may affect the lake's sensitive ecology. This snow melt will contribute to what is the world's single largest reservoir, holding 20% of all fresh water on the planet.

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54.64°N, 108.972°E
The last snow on one of the lake's surrounding mountains. Baikals north shore and the taiga are protected as a national park, but the changing climate may affect the lake's sensitive ecology. This snow melt will contribute to what is the world's single largest reservoir, holding 20% of all fresh water on the planet.
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