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Karaca Volcano and Ataturk Dam, Turkey – January 17th, 2009

January 17th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Volcanoes

Karaca Volcano and Ataturk Dam, Turkey - January 13th, 2009

Karaca Volcano and Ataturk Dam, Turkey - January 13th, 2009

Snow covers the Taurus Mountains in southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey and caps the summit of the Karaca volcano (center right), a shield volcano.

The lake surrounded by snow, north of Karaca, is called Lake Hazar (Hazar Gölü); it is notable as the source of the Tigris River.

The large body of water in the lower left quadrant was created by the Atatürk Dam (Turkish: Atatürk Barajı),  on the Euphrates River.

The Atatürk Dam, one of the five operational dams on the Euphrates as of 2008, is preceded by Keban and Karakaya dams upstream.

source Wikipedia

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