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Lake Assad and Nearby Agriculture, Syria – June 2nd, 2009

35.9N 38.1E

June 2nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Syria - May 17th, 2009

Syria - May 17th, 2009

Buhayrat al Asad, or Lake Assad, is a large lake in Syria. It was created by the Tabaqah Dam on the Euphrates River, which was completed in 1973, upstream from the town of Ar Raqqah. The reservoir is about 80 kilometers long and averages eight kilometers in width.

There are agricultural areas to the East and West of the lake, irrigated by a series of canals. The tan line running through the fields on the right side of the image marks the border between Syria (below) and Turkey (above).

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