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New Orleans and Sediments from Mississippi River, USA

29.9N 90W

April 15th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - April 13th, 2012

The city of New Orleans can be observed as a greyish tan area on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain, near the center of this image. The city is located in the Mississippi Delta, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. Here, tan sediments can be seen spilling from the river into the gulf. Environmental problems along the coast include erosion and wetland loss.

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