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Agriculture in the Western USA – August 2nd, 2010

37.7N 117.6W

August 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

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Despite the arid desert stretching across most of this image of the western United States and northwestern Mexico, quite a few areas of agriculture can be observed. The most evident are those of the Great Central Valley in California, on the left hand side of the image.

Upon opening the full image, more agriculture, created by irrigation schemes, can be seen near the Salton Sea, a lake visible at the bottom center, and at the top center of the image. These fields appear mostly rounded, with varying shades of green.

Another important body of water visible here is Lake Mead, on the Colorado River. The lake is situated just to the right of the image center, and can be quickly found thanks to its three-armed shape.

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