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Dallas-Fort Worth and Lewisville Lake in Texas, USA

32.8N 96.7W

May 6th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - April 28th, 2010

USA - April 28th, 2010

The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth appear surrounded by lakes in this radar image of Texas, USA. Dallas has a total area of 385 square miles (997.1 km2), 342.5 square miles (887.1 km2) of it being land and 42.5 square miles (110.1 km2) of it (11.03%) water.

The Dallas area is mostly flat with marked terrain differences only found near waterways. Dallas was founded along the Trinity River, which is flanked on both sides by 50 feet (15 m) tall earthen levees to protect the city from frequent floods.

Also situated on the Trinity River is Lewisville Lake (center right), on the Elm Fork of the river in Denton County near Lewisville. The lake is primarily used recreationally for boating and watercraft, however, it was built for flood control purposes and to serve as a water source for Dallas and its suburbs.

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