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Sierra Nevada Range and Negratín Reservoir, Spain

March 17th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Spain - February 24th, 2009

Spain - February 24th, 2009

Despite its closeness to the Mediterranean Sea, known for its warm temperatures, the Sierra Nevada Range in southern Spain stands out due to its snow-capped peaks.

This range includes the highest point in continental Spain, a peak called Mulhacén, with a height of 3,479 metres (11,414 ft).

The city of Granada, Spain’s Andalusia region, is just northwest of the range. To its southwest is the commune of El Ejido, which appears as a flat, grey area on the coast.

North of the range, the Negratín Reservoir/Lake appears dark blue amidst the dry, golden yellow terrain. The lake was formed by the Negratín Dam on the Guadiana Menor River, and has a  capacity of some 546Hm3.

The landscape surrounding this huge oasis is a semi-desert setting with many gullies.

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