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Desert Features Near Gulf of California, USA and Mexico

33.2N 115.7W

April 1st, 2012 Category: Deserts, Lakes

USA - March 31st, 2012

This image stretches from southwestern USA (above) to northwestern Mexico (below). Several interesting geographical features can be observed near the border between the two countries. Near the center of the left edge is the Salton Sea, which provides irrigation for the crops seen growing in the otherwise desert area southeast of the lake. This desert area, part of the Gran Desierto de Altar, reaches the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Sediments from the Colorado River can be seen pouring into the northern end of the gulf.

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