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Reelfoot Lake Near Mississippi River, USA

36.3N 89.4W

March 30th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - March 5th, 2010

USA - March 5th, 2010

The Mississippi River appears as a greenish brown ribbon through the center of this image, marking the border between Tennessee (right) and Arkansas (left), USA. Along its path it flows near Reelfoot Lake (top center), a shallow natural lake located in the northwest portion of Tennessee.

Much of it is really more of a swamp, with bayou-like ditches (some natural, some man-made) connecting more open bodies of water called basins, the largest of which is called Blue Basin.

Reelfoot Lake is noted for its bald cypress trees and its nesting pairs of bald eagles. It is the site of Reelfoot Lake State Park. Lake Isom, a similar, smaller lake to the immediate south, is a National Wildlife Refuge area.

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