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Frozen Qinghai Lake on Tibetan Plateau, China

36.7N 100.2E

February 20th, 2011 Category: Lakes

China - January 17th, 2011

The large lake occupying the upper part of this image of China is Qinghai Lake. It is a saline lake situated in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau. Here the lake appears greyish white as its surface is frozen.

The curved lake to the south is a reservoir on the Yellow River created by the Laxiwa Dam, in Qinghai Province. Unlike its northern neighbor, its surface is not frozen.

Qinhai Lake on Tibetan Plateau, China

36.9N 100.1E

December 16th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Lakes

China - December 10th, 2010

The large, greenish blue lake near the center of this image of China is Qinghai Lake. It is a saline lake situated in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau.

A second lake, shaped like a hook at its northern end, is a reservoir on the Yellow River created by the Laxiwa Dam, in Qinghai Province.

Multiple ridges of snow-capped mountains can be observed to the north of the two lakes. Upon opening the full image, rows of sand dunes in the Tengger Desert can also be observed.

Qinhai Lake and Reservoir from Laxiwa Dam on Yellow River, China

36.1N 100.7E

November 17th, 2010 Category: Lakes

China - November 9th, 2010

Qinghai Lake, the large body of water in the upper left quadrant, is a saline lake situated in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau, south of the Tengger Desert, in northwest China. Visible on the right side of the image is the Yellow River, which is surrounded by terrain that is brown in color.

The smaller, hook-shaped lake to its south is a reservoir on the Yellow River created by the Laxiwa Dam, a large hydroelectric dam in Qinghai Province. The facility generates power by utilizing six turbines, each with a generating capacity of 700 MW, totalling to a capacity of 4,200 MW. Construction started on April 18 2006 and is scheduled for completion in 2010.

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