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Lagoons and Rivers Near the Coast of Mexico in Campeche

17.9N 92.8W

January 5th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - December 23rd, 2011

On the right side of this APM image is a system of lagoons (dark green) near the coast of Mexico. Visible on the left side of the image are various rivers, flowing towards the Gulf of Mexico. The lagoons are part of the deltaic plain of the Usumacinta River, in the state of Campeche.

The lagoons are separated from the Gulf of Mexico by an area of sandy dunes. The principal lagoons in the system are Atasta, Pom, Río Muerto and Palancares Lagoons. The two largest lagoon are Laguna Atasta (left) and Laguna Pom (right), which are connected by a narrow channel.

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