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Lake Plastiras and Agrafa Mountains, Greece

39.2N 21.7E

March 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Greece - February 19th, 2010

Greece - February 19th, 2010

Much of the land visible in this orthorectified image is part of Karditsa Prefecture, Greece. Located in south-western Thessaly, it is primarily an agricultural prefecture. The western half of the prefecture is dominated by the Pindus mountains, famous for the Agrafa region of Greece.

The farmlands dominate the central and the eastern part which is part of the Thessalian Plain while the Agrafa Range dominates the southern and the western part. The Plastiras Dam and Lake Plastiras, located to the west of the city of Karditsa, supply water to the plains and the central part of Greece.

The Plastiras Dam was constructed during the period 1958–1962, in Greece, when Prime Minister Nikolaos Plastiras was in power. It is on the Tavropos or (Megdovas) River. Lake Plastiras also acts as a water supply reservoir for the Agrafa region and is a significant irrigation source for farmers in the plains of Thessaly.

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