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Grassland Plains and Forests of Ghana by Lake Volta

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June 26th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Ghana - June 8th, 2010

Ghana - June 8th, 2010

This image shows the grassland plains of northern Ghana, light brown, giving way to the heavily forested southern regions of the country, bright green. Ghana’s terrain is generally flat, as it is dominated by the basin of the Volta River.

Visible near the bottom, surrounded by clouds, is Lake Volta, the largest reservoir by surface area in the world (about 8,502 kmĀ² [3,275 square miles]). It is also the fourth largest reservoir by water volume.

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