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Lesser Abay River Entering Lake Tana, Ethiopia

13.2N 38.7E

March 5th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Ethiopia - February 10th, 2011

The growth of algae and the presence of sediments causes Lake Tana (lower left corner) to appear light green in color. Entering the lake by the dark green area on the southwestern shores is the Lesser Abay River.

The lake is located in the Ethiopian highlands. The Semien Mountains can be seen to the northeast. To the east of the mountains is an artificial reservoir located near the town of Ozentari.

Lake Tana Near Semien Mountains, Ethiopia – January 28th, 2011

12.0N 37.3E

January 28th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Ethiopia - January 16th, 2011

Lake Tana (lower left quadrant), in the Ethiopian highlands, appears bright green due to sediments and algal growth. The Lesser Abay River flows into the lake by the dark green notch on the southwestern shores. Lake Tana, in turn, gives origin to the Blue Nile River.

Visible to the northeast of the lake are the Semien Mountains, in northern Ethiopia, northeast of Gondar. The mountains consist of plateaux separated by valleys and rising to pinnacles. The tallest peak is Ras Dashen (4,543 m); other notable heights include Mounts Biuat (4,437 m) and Abba Yared (4,460 m).

Lake Tana, in Ethiopia’s Highlands – July 5th, 2009

July 5th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Ethiopia - June 21st, 2009

Ethiopia - June 21st, 2009

Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia, is the source of the Blue Nile River. Here, its waters appear tan near its shores and more greenish towards the center.

This color difference near the shores may be due to sediments from the rivers that feed into the lake: the Lesser Abay, Reb and Gumara Rivers.

The lake is located in the country’s highlands, whose terrain appears reddish brown to the east, but more green and vegetated to the west.