well, that explains it
Just a thought:
this could be used to great advantage to stop environmental disasters in several parts of the would caused by large bodies of water trying up. For example:
"...The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters"..."
"...The Dying of the Dead Sea
The ancient salt sea is the site of a looming environmental catastrophe..."
-and sustainably generate electricity the process.
Although I think transmitting the electricity long distances to where it can be used would be a major issue, I think this is still definitely worth considering!
Seriously, I think someone should seriously look into this!
And, even where and when transmitting the electricity long distances to where it can be used is just too problematic, instead of covering much of the lake with solar panels, why not with much less cost float over the top a very thin (to minimize costs ) brilliant while reflective layer to maximize the albedo of the lake? This would not only protect the lake from drying up but contribute in a small way to increasing the albedo of the whole Earth this slightly counteract global warming and thus may even pay for itself economically by cutting the economic costs (slightly ) of global warming!?
Seriously, I think someone should seriously look into both of these options!