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New Orleans and Sediments from Mississippi River, USA

29.9N 90W

April 15th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - April 13th, 2012

The city of New Orleans can be observed as a greyish tan area on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain, near the center of this image. The city is located in the Mississippi Delta, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. Here, tan sediments can be seen spilling from the river into the gulf. Environmental problems along the coast include erosion and wetland loss.

New Orleans and Mobile Bay Along Southern USA Shoreline

30.7N 88.2W

August 10th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - August 1st, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image stretches along the southern shoreline of the United States of America along the Gulf of Mexico, from Louisiana (left), to Mississippi, to Alabama, to the Florida Panhandle (right, visible upon opening full image). New Orleans and part of the Mississippi River Delta arm, in Louisiana, can also be seen entering the image from the left edge.

Bodies of water of note in this image include Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, and Mobile Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama. Its mouth is formed by the Fort Morgan Peninsula on the eastern side and Dauphin Island, a barrier island on the western side.

Mississippi River and Gulf Outlet Canal by New Orleans, USA – March 10th, 2011

30.0N 89.6W

March 10th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

USA - February 18th, 2011

The city of New Orleans sits along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain (upper left corner) in Louisiana, USA. Another body of water, Lake Borgne, can be seen to the right.

The Mississippi River passes through the city on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. While the river follows a curved path, a significantly straighter canal can be observed to the right, passing near the shores of Lake Borgne.

This is the Mississippi River – Gulf Outlet Canal, a 76 mi (122 km) channel constructed in the mid-20th century that provided a shorter route between the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans’ inner harbor Industrial Canal via the Intracoastal Waterway.

Sediments in Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf of Mexico Near New Orleans, USA – February 7th, 2011

29.9N 90W

February 7th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

USA - January 15th, 2011

Thick tan sediments and green algae are present in Lake Pontchartrain, just north of New Orleans, and spill from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.

The river itself appears as a tan line, meandering eastward through New Orleans and then southeastward across the wetlands area to a delta arm. The entire area is still recovering from the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

New Orleans by Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, USA – November 20th, 2010

29.9N 90W

November 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

USA - November 9th, 2010

The city of New Orleans is visible as a grey area in the Mississippi River Delta, on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain (greenish in color).

The city is located approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. By following the river downstream, one can see sediments pouring out of the delta area and into the gulf. The area along the river is characterized by ridges and hollows.

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