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Sediments in Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf of Mexico Near New Orleans, USA – February 7th, 2011

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February 7th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

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Thick tan sediments and green algae are present in Lake Pontchartrain, just north of New Orleans, and spill from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.

The river itself appears as a tan line, meandering eastward through New Orleans and then southeastward across the wetlands area to a delta arm. The entire area is still recovering from the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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