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From Plains and Lakes to Mountains in Northwestern USA

43.4N 111.7W

October 25th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

USA - October 21st, 2010

The northern and southeastern portions of this image of the north- and central-western USA are mostly covered by flat plains, while the southwestern portions are dominated by various ridges of mountains.

Three lakes are visible in the upper half of the image (from left to right): the Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana, Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota and Lake Oahe in South Dakota.

A fourth lake can be observed near the mountains in the lower left corner: the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The white areas surrounding the lake, particularly to the southwest, are large expanses of salt flats.

Visible north of the Great Salt Lake is the Wasatch Range, a mountain range that stretches through Utah and Idaho. To the east of the lake, on a horizontal axis, are the Uinta Mountains, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains.

Lakes in Canada and Northern USA, from Lake Winnipeg to Lake Oahe

47.4N 101.4W

October 14th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA and Canada - September 26th, 2010

Several lakes can be observed, scattered across this image of northern USA and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The large lakes in the upper part are Lake Winnipeg (tan and green in color), Lake Winnipegosis (green, just below the northern part of the former), and Lake Manitoba (bright green, near the southern part of Lake Winnipeg).

To the south, Lake Sakakawea appears as a navy blue lake with a curved shape, near the image center. It is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin in the US state of North Dakota. To its west, also navy blue in color, is the Fort Peck Reservoir in the state of Montana. Near the bottom of the image is Lake Oahe, on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Sakakawea and Oahe Reservoirs in Northern USA

August 5th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - June 29th, 2010

USA - June 29th, 2010

Several lakes and rivers can be observed in this image of the states of North and South Dakota in northern central USA. The body of water in the upper left corner is Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir along the Missouri River in central North Dakota. The lake appears golden with sediments in some parts.

Flowing mostly horizontally across the bottom left part of the image is the Cheyenne River, a tributary of the Missouri River in the states of Wyoming and South Dakota. It flows into the Missouri in Lake Oahe, a large reservoir beginning in central South Dakota and continuing north into North Dakota.

The lake and parts of the Missouri River near it appear mostly blue, although the Cheyenne River flowing into it is tan with sediments.

Lakes of Southern Manitoba, Canada

53.2N 97.9W

December 10th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Canada - November 18th, 2009

Canada - November 18th, 2009

Large lakes colored golden brown and green by sediments are visible in southern Manitoba, Canada. The largest visible here is Lake Winnipeg, with an area of 24,514 km² (9,465 sq mi). Three smaller lakes lie parallel to its western shores (from top to bottom): Cedar Lake, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.

The Canada-USA border lies south of these lakes, running approximately through the center of this image in a horizontal line. To the south is the US state of North Dakota. Lake Sakakawea, near the bottom edge, stands out amidst the golden brown terrain of the state. It is a reservoir in the Missouri River basin.

Averaging between 2 and 3 miles (3–5 km) in width and 14 miles (21 km) wide at its widest point, the Van Hook Arm, it is the third largest man-made lake in the United States, after Lake Mead and Lake Powell.