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Lakes in Eastern Kansas, USA

April 18th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Kansas, USA - April 4th, 2009

Kansas, USA - April 4th, 2009

Many rivers and reservoirs are visible in this image of the eastern half of Kansas, USA. The city of Wichita is visible as a light tan area in the lower left quadrant. It is the most populous city in Kansas, and is located on the Arkansas River.

Due north of Wichita, at the top of the image, are Tuttle Creek Lake and Milford Lake. Tuttle Creek Lake appears as a long, thick, bluish green line; Milford Lake, located to the southwest, has a more curved outline.

Milford Lake is the largest man-made lake in Kansas with 15,700 acres (64 km2) of water.

Tuttle Creek Lake is a reservoir on the Big Blue River in the Flint Hills region of northeast Kansas. It was built for the purpose of flood control.

The lake is bordered by Tuttle Creek State Park, which features 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of recreational areas, including nature trails, camping sites, and even an artificial beach.

Many other artificial lakes are also visible, including the El Dorado Lake northeast of Wichita. Further east, near the center right border of the image, the John Redmond and Wolf Creek Reservoirs can be seen side-by-side. The former is slightly further west and appears tan in color, while the latter is bluish green.

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