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Lakes in Mexico Between the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Gulf of California

27.4N 109.9W

December 17th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - November 24th, 2009

Mexico - November 24th, 2009

The brown contours of the Sierra Madre Occidental descend into green hills and then tan coastal plans in this image of Mexico along the Gulf of California. Parts of the coastline, particularly in the state of Sinaloa (right), are characterized by many long, narrow sandbars and small islands.

Lake Ouiachic, also referred to as the Álvaro Obregón Reservoir, appears as a dark blue curved form in the upper left quadrant, north of Ciudad Obregón. This artificial lake is found in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental, and fed and drained by the Yaqui River.

A series of other artificial lakes are visible on the right side of the image. Lake Luis Donaldo Colosio appears golden in color and has a winding shape. Below it is the larger, green Miguel Hidalgo Reservoir on the Fuerte River. Further south, the smaller Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Reservoir on the Alamos River appears dark blue.

Sandbars along Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico

25.6N 109W

August 8th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - June 22nd, 2009

Mexico - June 22nd, 2009

The coastline of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, along the Gulf of California, is characterized by many long, narrow sandbars and small islands.

The tan stretch of land speckled with green is an area of coastal plains lying between the gulf and the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental Range (upper right corner).

Two artificial lakes created by dams can be observed at the top center:  the larger Miguel Hidalgo Reservoir on the Fuerte River, and below it, the smaller Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Reservoir on the Alamos River.

Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico

February 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

Sinaloa Coastline, Mexico - February 3rd, 2009

Sinaloa is a state on the western coast of Mexico. Here, its coastline along the Gulf of California is visible, with its many long, thin islands and sandbars.

The coastal plain in this region is a narrow strip of land (green) that stretches along the length of the state and lies between the ocean and the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental Range (dark brown), which dominates the eastern part of the state.

Sinaloa is traversed by many rivers, which carve broad valleys into the foothills. One of the largest of these rivers is the Fuerte. It is visible in the upper left quadrant.

Two lakes can be noted in that same area: a green reservoir, created by the Miguel Hidalgo Dam on the Fuerte River, and below it, a blue reservoir created by the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Dam.

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