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Fields by Euphrates River and Lake Assad, Syria

35.9N 38.2E

May 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Syria - May 3rd, 2011

Lake Assad is a reservoir on the Euphrates River in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. It is Syria’s largest lake with a maximum capacity of 11.7 km3 and a maximum surface area of 610 km2.

A vast network of canals uses water from Lake Assad to irrigate lands on both sides of the Euphrates. In the full image, fields can be seen on either side.

 

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