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USA-Mexico Border Along Rio Grande and Marte R. Gomez Reservoir

26.0N 98.2W

December 10th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA and Mexico - December 6th, 2010

This APM image focuses on part the USA-Mexico border, located along the Rio Grande River (visible as a curving line crossing the center of the full image).

The orange area just north of the river is composed of various cities and towns in Texas, including McAllen in Hidalgo County. Just across the river from McAllen is the Mexican city of Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas. The two cities are connected by a bridge.

Visible on the left side of the image is the Marte R. Gomez Reservoir, also known as Sugar Lake. The completion of the El Cuchillo Dam upstream in 1994 on the San Juan River has helped to keep water levels in the lake high.

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