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Lakes East of the Mississippi River, USA

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April 9th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - March 5th, 2010

USA - March 5th, 2010

Several lakes in the United States of America east of the Mississippi River (visible in the upper left quadrant of the full image) appear various shades of tan and green due to sediments and algal growth in their waters. These are, from top to bottom, Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada Lakes, all located in the state of Mississippi.

Arkabutla Lake is a reservoir on the Coldwater River. It is one of four Flood Damage Reduction reservoirs in northern Mississippi. Its dam is 11500 ft long with an average height of 67 ft. It is the lake which is most tan in color here.

Located on the Little Tallahatchie River, Sardis Lake is a 98520 acre water resource development project occupying parts of three North Mississippi counties. The dam site is nine miles (14 km) southeast of the town of Sardis. Sardis Dam was the first of the Yazoo Headwaters Projects to be built.

Enid Lake is a lake that is located mostly in Yalobusha County, although parts of it extend into Panola and Lafayette counties. It is the lake which appears darkest green in color in this image.

Grenada Lake is a reservoir on the Yalobusha River. It is one of four flood control lakes in North Mississippi, constructed to help control flooding along the Yazoo River Basin. The dam is located on the Yalobusha River approximately 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Grenada.

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