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Lake Argyle and Sediments in Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Australia – August 11th, 2011

16.1S 128.7E

August 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Sediments

Australia - July 24th, 2011

Sediments drain into Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, a large body of water off the coast of the Northern Territory, Australia and Western Australia, giving its southern portion an opaque tan color. The Ord River and Victoria River drain into the gulf.

Visible to the south is Lake Argyle, Australia’s second largest artificial lake by volume. It is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and its primary inflow is the Ord River, while the Bow River and many other smaller creeks also flow into the dam.

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