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Ice and Sediments in James Bay and Deforestation by Lake Abitibi, Canada

48.6N 79.7W

May 30th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Canada - May 11th, 2010

Canada - May 11th, 2010

Two considerably different bodies of water stand out in this image of Canada: the large, mostly frozen James Bay (above) and the small golden-colored Lake Abitibi (lower right quadrant).

James Bay is 275 miles (443 km) long and 135 miles (217 km) wide. Here it is mostly ice-covered except for an area by the northeastern shores and a part south of Akimiski Island, where bright green and golden sediments color the waters.

Lake Abitibi shares that color of golden sediments. The other golden and light brown patches around the lake are areas of deforestation.

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