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Nests swallowed by water

The surface of Hálslón, the lake by Kárahnjúkar dam in Iceland’s eastern highlands, is constantly rising, swallowing nests and eggs laid by geese. The area used to be a nesting ground for graylag geese.

According to Morgunbladid, the birds have not yet realized the changes of their summer habitat, which happened when the glacial river Jökulsá á Dal was blocked last fall to create Kárahnjúkar dam and Hálslón lake.

Once the dam is completed it will provide energy for the Aloca-Fjardarál aluminum smelter in the nearby Reydarfjördur.

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