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Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico

February 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

Sinaloa is a state on the western coast of Mexico. Here, its coastline along the Gulf of California is visible, with its many long, thin islands and sandbars.

The coastal plain in this region is a narrow strip of land (green) that stretches along the length of the state and lies between the ocean and the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental Range (dark brown), which dominates the eastern part of the state.

Sinaloa is traversed by many rivers, which carve broad valleys into the foothills. One of the largest of these rivers is the Fuerte. It is visible in the upper left quadrant.

Two lakes can be noted in that same area: a green reservoir, created by the Miguel Hidalgo Dam on the Fuerte River, and below it, a blue reservoir created by the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Dam.

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