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Mount Shasta and Trinity and Shasta Lakes, USA – January 3rd, 2011

41.3N 122.3W

January 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

USA - December 25th, 2010

Mount Shasta, located at the southern end of the cascades in Siskiyou County, California, rises to an altitude of 14,179 feet (4,322 m) in the upper right corner of this orthorectified image.

It the second highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California. Mount Shasta also has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles (350 km3) which makes it the most voluminous stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.

In the full image, two artificial reservoirs can be seen south of the volcano: Lake Shasta (right) and Trinity Lake (left). The former was created by the construction of Shasta Dam across the Sacramento River, while the latter was formed by the Trinity Dam on the Trinity River.

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