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Western USA, from Desert to Valley

38.9N 119.1W

August 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes

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Clouds flank the coast of California, USA, along the Pacific Ocean. Although much of this coastal area is green, due to mountains, to the north, and the  Great Central Valley, parallel to the shoreline, it does become progressively more arid and tan in color as one moves southward.

Several cities appear as grey areas along the coastline. The city of San Francisco can be seen along the shores of the San Francisco Bay, center left. The bay is greyish blue in color, with tan sediments present.

Despite the generally dry, desert region east of the Great Central Valley, a few lakes can be observed. These include  the Great Salt Lake, in Utah, at the upper right edge, the Salton Sea, in California, southeast of the valley, and Lake Mead, between the two, in Arizona and Nevada.

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