I’m calling bullshit on this picture, at least on the claim that it was taken in San Angelo State Park. Bullshit, I say! There is not one place in San Angelo State Park where you will find landforms such as these. We have here a case of Internet misattribution: OC Fisher reservoir did indeed turn reddish in 2011 due to the reasons listed below, but it looked like this, not the mountainous Mojave nightmare you see above.
San Angelo gets enough bad press - what with Warren Jeffs and Los Lonely Boys - without misinformation like this being circulated.
Note: I do not have definite “proof” that this picture was not taken in San Angelo State Park, but I mean, come on now, y’all. It just does NOT look like that.
This is out in West Texas in San Angelo State Park and was supposed to be another sign of the “end times” last summer during the drought … hmm …oopsie!
“Blood Lake” in Texas. Water levels in the reservoir receded, which, mixed with the warm weather, helped lower oxygen levels. The low oxygen levels prompted a fish kill and spurred the growth of bacteria called Chromatiaceae, which thrive in such conditions. Chromatiaceae are purplish in color, prompting the “blood” red colors.
Come to Texas and swim in BLOOD. lol