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Amistad Reservoir on USA-Mexico Border

29.4N 101W

December 4th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA and Mexico - November 17th, 2011

The Amistad Reservoir, visible in the center of this image, is a lake on the Rio Grande at its confluence with the Devils River. The lake stretches across the international border between USA and Mexico, and is bounded by Val Verde County on the Texas side of the border, and the state of Coahuila on the Mexican side.

The reservoir was formed in November, 1969 by the construction of Amistad Dam to provide flood control, water conservation, irrigation, hydroelectric power, and recreation to the area. The dam and lake are managed jointly by the governments of the United States and Mexico through the International Boundary and Water Commission.

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