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Tsimlyansk Reservoir and Lake Manych-Gudilo, Russia

47.8N 42.8E

January 21st, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Caspian Sea - December 29th, 2011

This image focuses on the Tsimlyansk Reservoir, an artificial lake on the Don River in the territories of Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts. Completed in 1952, the reservoir is one of the largest in Russia, providing power and irrigation to the Rostov and Volgograd regions. The reservoir, together with the Volga-Don Canal and the lower course of the Don, provides an important waterway between the Volga River basin and the Sea of Azov.

In the full image, the bright green Lake Manych-Gudilo can be observed to the south. It a large saltwater reservoir lake in Kalmykia, Russia. Part of the lake lies also in Rostov Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It has an area of about 344 km² and average depth of only about 0.6 m. Lake Manych-Gudilo is the source of the West Manych River, which flows north-west, through a number of reservoirs, falling into the lower Don a short distance upstream from Rostov-na-Donu and the Don’s fall into the Sea of Azov.

Mouth of Don River and Kerch Strait Connected to Sea of Azov

46.0N 36.0E

October 17th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Sea of Azov - October 5th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Sea of Azov, a sea in the southern part of Eastern Europe. It is linked by the narrow (about 4 km-wide) Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south, and is bounded on the north by mainland Ukraine, on the east by Russia, and on the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

The sea is largely affected by the inflow of numerous rivers, which bring sand, silt, and shells, forming numerous bays, limans, and narrow sandbanks called spits. Because of these deposits, the sea bottom is relatively smooth and flat with the depth gradually increasing toward the sea centre. The Don and Kuban are the major rivers that flow into it. In this image, the mouth and lower portions of the Don River appear bright white.

Sediments from Don and Yeya Rivers in Taganrog Bay, Russia – June 24th, 2010

46.9N 38.2E

June 24th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Russia and Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Russia and Ukraine - June 2nd, 2010

Sediments line the coasts of the Taganrog Bay, the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. They appear greyish brown in color near the mouth of the Don River (upper right).

Moving south, the sediments in the smaller bay near Yeysk, a port and the administrative center of Yeysky District of Krasnodar Krai, have a bright tan color. These sediments come from the mouth of the Yeya River, which is separated from the rest of the sea by the Yeya Spit, where Yeysk is situated.

Don River Entering Taganrog Bay, Russia and Ukraine – June 2nd, 2010

47.0N 38.8E

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf is the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. At its northeast end is the mouth of the Don River. It has a length of about 140 km, is 31km wide at the mouth, and has a median depth of about 5 m.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

Its mouth is marked by the Dolgaya Spit on the south and the Belosaray Spit (Belosarayskaya Spit) on the north. It abounds in sandy spits that partly enclose shallow bays. The Rivers Don, Kalmius, Mius and Yeya fall into the Taganrog Bay.

Reservoirs on the Don and Volga Rivers, Russia

48.7N 44.5E

May 3rd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Several rivers and lakes seem to come together towards the center of this image of Russia. In the upper right quadrant is the Volga River, visible as a thin, almost horizontal line extending westwards from the right edge, which meets the Volgograd Reservoir, a thicker vertical line extending southwards from the top edge, at an almost right-angle.

In the upper left quadrant is the Don River, which follows a more meandering course towards the center of the image.  A dam on this river creates the Tsimlyansk Reservoir (or Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir), visible in the lower left quadrant.