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Acapulco on Semi-Circular Bay, Mexico

16.8N 99.8W

January 12th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Mexico - January 10th, 2012

Visible along the shoreline of Mexico is Acapulco, a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay. Forty percent of the municipality is mountainous terrain. Another forty percent is semi flat, and the other twenty percent is flat. Altitude varies from sea level to 1,699 metres (5,574 feet).

Moving westward up the coast and slightly inland in the full image, one comes to the reservoir created by the Infiernillo Dam, also known as Adolfo Lopez Mateos Dam. It is an embankment dam on the Balsas River near La Unión, Guerrero, Mexico. The dam supports a hydroelectric power station containing six turbine-generators for a total installed capacity of 1,120 MW.

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