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Reservoirs on the Don and Volga Rivers, Russia

48.7N 44.5E

May 3rd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Several rivers and lakes seem to come together towards the center of this image of Russia. In the upper right quadrant is the Volga River, visible as a thin, almost horizontal line extending westwards from the right edge, which meets the Volgograd Reservoir, a thicker vertical line extending southwards from the top edge, at an almost right-angle.

In the upper left quadrant is the Don River, which follows a more meandering course towards the center of the image.  A dam on this river creates the Tsimlyansk Reservoir (or Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir), visible in the lower left quadrant.

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