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Lakes Along the Euphrates River in Turkey and Syria

35.9N 37.0E

April 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Cyprus - April 15th, 2011

This image of the eastern Mediterranean Sea includes the island-nation of Cyprus (center left), Turkey (above) and Syria (center and lower right), with Lebanon and parts of Israel/Palestine visible along the coast towards the bottom.

Also of interest are several lakes, lined up from top to bottom along the right edge: the reservoir of the Karakaya Dam and Lake Atatürk Dam, both in Turkey, and Lake Assad, in Syria. All are located along the Euphrates River.


Keban, Karakaya and Atatürk Dam Reservoirs in Turkey

38.8N 38.7E

December 2nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Turkey - November 28th, 2010

Multiple artificial reservoirs created by dams along the Euphrates River can be observed in this image of southern Turkey. The three largest are, from top to bottom, the Keban Reservoir, the Karakaya Reservoir and Lake Atatürk Dam.

The surrounding terrain, in Elâzığ Province (Old Name Elezîz), appears mostly mountainous. The source of the Euphrates river is located in this province. The total area of the province is 9,153 square kilometres (3,534 sq mi), 826 km2 (319 sq mi) of which is covered by reservoirs and natural lakes.

Reservoirs in Turkey and Syria

37.5N 38.5E

August 25th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lakes in Syria and Turkey - July 26th, 2009

Lakes in Syria and Turkey - July 26th, 2009

Several artificial lakes created by dams along the Euphrates River can be seen in this image of parts of southern Turkey (above) and northern Syria (below). These are, from top to bottom, the Karakaya Reservoir, Lake Atatürk Dam and Lake Assad. Heavily populated areas appear as grey patches amidst the tan terrain, while agricultural areas irrigated by water from the lakes appear green.

Lake Atatürk Dam was created by the Atatürk Dam on the Euphrates River in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. The dam was built to generate electricity and irrigate the plains in the region.

Lake Assad was created by the construction of the Tabaqah Dam on the Euphrates River, upstream from the town of Ar Raqqah. The reservoir is about 80 kilometers long and averaging eight kilometers in width.