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New Orleans by Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, USA – November 20th, 2010

29.9N 90W

November 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

USA - November 9th, 2010

The city of New Orleans is visible as a grey area in the Mississippi River Delta, on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain (greenish in color).

The city is located approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. By following the river downstream, one can see sediments pouring out of the delta area and into the gulf. The area along the river is characterized by ridges and hollows.

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