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Sediments from São Francisco River in Sobradinho Lake, Brazil – April 29th, 2011

10.6S 42.8W

April 29th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Brazil - April 15th, 2011

Sediments from the São Francisco River give Sobradinho Lake coloring that changes from brown, to golden tan, to green. The lake is located in the northern part of the Brazilian state of Bahi.

Created by the construction of the Sobradinho Dam, the reservoir itself is the largest in Brazil, covering a surface area of 4,225 km2. It has a mean depth of 8.6 m and a maximum depth of 30 m.

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