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Euphrates River and Lake Assad, Syria

36.0N 38.1E

February 6th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Syria - February 2nd, 2012

Visible above the center of this image is Lake Assad, a reservoir on the Euphrates River in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. It was created in 1974 by the Tabqa Dam. Lake Assad is Syria’s largest lake with a maximum capacity of 11.7 cubic kilometres (2.8 cu mi) and a maximum surface area of 610 square kilometres (240 sq mi).

A vast network of canals uses water from Lake Assad to irrigate lands on both sides of the Euphrates. Here, the Euphrates River is flanked by green, vegetated areas. In addition, the lake provides drinking water for the city of Aleppo and supports a fishing industry. The shores of Lake Assad have developed into important ecological zones.

Lakes Assad and Atatürk Dam on the Euphrates River, in Turkey and Syria – October 8th, 2011

37.5N 38.5E

October 8th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Turkey and Syria - October 2nd, 2011

Two large reservoirs can be observed in this image of the border area between Turkey (above) and Syria (below). Near the top of the image is Lake Atatürk Dam, the third largest in Turkey, located on the Euphrates River.

To the south is Lake Assad, a reservoir also on the Euphrates, in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. Lake Assad is Syria’s largest lake with a maximum capacity of 11.7 km3 and a maximum surface area of 610 km2.

A vast network of canals uses water from Lake Assad to irrigate lands on both sides of the Euphrates. Visible between the two lakes is a large green area, including the Sumatar Harabesi oasis, in Turkey.

Gulf of İskenderun and Lakes Assad and Atatürk Dam, in Syria and Turkey

35.9N 38.2E

July 16th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey - July 12th, 2011

Visible in the lower left quadrant, slightly silver in color due to sun glint, is the Gulf of İskenderun. It is an inlet of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, of which it forms the easternmost tip, on the southern coast of Turkey near its border with Syria.

Visible further inland are two large lakes: Lake Assad (below), a reservoir on the Euphrates in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria, and Lake Atatürk Dam (north of the former), also on the Euphrates, on the border of Adıyaman Province and Şanlıurfa Province in Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.

Lake Tuz in Turkey and Lake Assad in Syria

35.9N 38.2E

July 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey, Cyprus, Syria - June 21st, 2011

This image of the eastern Mediterranean Sea includes parts of Turkey (above) and Syria (right), with the island nation of Cyprus visible near the left edge.

Several lakes can be observed, including the pinkish Lake Tuz (in Turkey, due north of Cyprus) and the blue Lake Assad (in Syria, northeast of Cyprus). The whitish-pink color of Lake Tuz is partially due to its hypersalinity, while the silvery glow on parts of Lake Assad’s surface is due to sun glint.

Fields by Euphrates River and Lake Assad, Syria

35.9N 38.2E

May 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Syria - May 3rd, 2011

Lake Assad is a reservoir on the Euphrates River in Ar-Raqqah Governorate, Syria. It is Syria’s largest lake with a maximum capacity of 11.7 km3 and a maximum surface area of 610 km2.

A vast network of canals uses water from Lake Assad to irrigate lands on both sides of the Euphrates. In the full image, fields can be seen on either side.

 

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