Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe on the Missouri River, USA47.7N 102.3W
The Missouri River winds its way across this image of North and South Dakota, USA. To the north, it stands out as a thick tan line against the snow-covered terrain. Further south, where there is no snowfall, its coloring shifts back and forth from tan to green.
In the upper part of the thumbnail image, Lake Sakakawea can be seen along the river in North Dakota. It is an artificial reservoir, created by the Garrison Dam.
Upon opening the full image, Lake Oahe can be observed, also along the Missouri River, stretching across the North Dakota – South Dakota border. Like its northern neighbor, it is also an artificial reservoir, created by the Oahe Dam.