Sobradinho Lake and São Francisco River, Brazil9.4S 40.8W
This image of Brazil includes parts of the states of Bahia (right), Tocantins (upper left) and Goiás (lower left). Sobradinho Lake can be seen in the northern part of Bahia. Its southern reaches appear tan from sediments, while the northern part is green in color.
It was created by the construction of the Sobradinho Dam on the São Francisco River. The reservoir itself is the largest in Brazil, covering a surface area of 4,225 km2. It has a mean depth of 8.6 m and a maximum depth of 30 m.