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Lakes in Qinghai Province, China – September 23rd, 2009

September 23rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

China - August 31st, 2009

China - August 31st, 2009

Several lakes can be seen here in China’s Qinghai Province, located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau. The three largest are, from left to right, Zaling Lake, Eling Lake and Donggei Cuona Lake.

The Duoqu River, a tributary of the Huang He (Yellow River) passes below Zaling and Eling Lakes on its way to the two rivers’ confluence further east. The Yellow River, visible in the full image below Donggei Cuona Lake, originates in the middle of the province.

Some golden green sediments can be noted along the southern shores of Zaling and Eling Lakes, while Donngei Cuona Lake appears mostly clear.

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