Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, USA34.7N 88W
The Mississippi River, appearing greenish brown, winds its way almost vertically across the left side of this image of the USA. The tan terrain around it is part of the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, which includes parts of seven states.
Moving eastward, another river is visible in the Tennessee Valley by the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the greater Appalachian Mountains): the Tennessee River. Here, it appears golden yellow from sediments and sun glint; this coloration makes it easier to observe various reservoirs created by dams along its course.