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Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake and Lake Powell in Utah, USA

41.0N 112.4W

May 2nd, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - April 15th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in this image of Utah, USA. By the top edge, nestled among the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains is Bear Lake, a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border.

Southwest of Bear Lake is the large Great Salt Lake. The lower half of this lake appears green while the upper half is brownish, due to the Lucin Cutoff, a causeway that limits mixing between the two halves.

Finally, at the bottom of the image is Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. The second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, it was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam.

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