The area is originally a Baltic Sea bay that was formed by the last Ice Age. Sand deposits that were transported from the steep coast near Schönhagen have led to a separation from the sea. The resulting spit that separates the lake from the Baltic Sea today was often flooded by salt water in earlier times. The water in the lake became brackish after being separated by rainwater and a freshwater inflow. After the bank reinforcements were built, no more salt water penetrated, so the water slowly drains.
June 29, 2021
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