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Selenga Delta and Hamar-Daban Mountains on Southern Shores of Lake Baikal, Russia – November 15th, 2009

November 15th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Russia - October 5th, 2009

Wispy clouds stretch across the central to southern part of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia. Framing the southern shore of the lake are the Hamar-Daban Mountains, which stretch for the distance of over 250 km. They receive the greatest amount of precipitation in the whole Baikal region.

Also of note along the shores of the lake is the Selenga Delta, surrounded by greenish waters. The Selenga River has a length of 992 km and carries 935 m³/s of water into Lake Baikal, comprising almost half of riverine inflow. The wide delta it forms has a surface area of 680 km².

South of the delta and the Hamar-Daban Range is Lake Gusinoye, meaning Goose Lake, a body of fresh water in the Russian republic Buryatia. It is located about 120 kilometers from Ulan Ude, the capital of Buryatia, and is close to the border with Mongolia.

Lake County, Oregon, USA

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October 25th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Oregon, USA - August 31st, 2009

Oregon, USA - August 31st, 2009

Lake County is a county located in the high desert south central region of the state of Oregon, USA. It is named for the many lakes found within its boundaries.

The lakes in this image include Lake Abert (bright green, near center), Alkali Lake (whitish identation north of Lake Abert), Goose Lake (green ringed by tan, south of Lake Abert) and Summer Lake (large and white, west of Lake Abert).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,358 square miles (21,650 km2), of which 8,136 square miles (21,070 km2) is land and 223 square miles (580 km2) (2.66%) are water.

While it is among the largest Oregon counties in land area, it is thinly populated with 7,422 residents in 2000. The economy in Lake County is reliant on lumber, agriculture and natural resource extraction.