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Lake Maurepas by Mississippi River and Delta, USA – January 14th, 2011

29.9N 90.5W

January 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

USA - December 26th, 2010

The Mississippi River passes by several lakes in southern Louisiana, USA, on its way to its delta in the Gulf of Mexico (the delta can be observed in great detail in the lower part of the full image).

The large lake just right of center is Lake Maurepas, a brackish body of water that connects with Lake Pontchartrain (partially visible at right edge) via Pass Manchac, a narrow channel.

South of the river, the smaller Lac des Allemands (French for “Lake of the Germans”) can be observed. It is a 12000 acre lake that is shallow, reaching a maximum depth of slightly more than 10 feet (3.3 m).

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