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Platte River Flowing into Missouri River Near Omaha, Nebraska, USA

41.2N 95.9W

November 27th, 2010 Category: Rivers

USA - November 8th, 2010

The Platte River is a river in the Western United States, approximately 310 mi (500 km) long. It is a tributary of the Missouri River. Here, the Platte can be seen flowing west to east across the image as it runs to the Missouri River, flowing from northwest to southeast. The city of Omaha, Nebraska, appears as a grey area near where the Platte flows into the Missouri.

The Platte River is one of the most significant river systems in the watershed of the Missouri, draining a large portion of the central Great Plains in Nebraska and the eastern Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming.

Upon opening the full image, hundreds of square and rectangular fields can be seen across the Great Plains of Nebraska. These tan fields become fewer in number as one moves south into Kansas (the lower half of the image, dotted with lakes and redder in color).

Lake Oahe Along the Missouri River, USA

44.8N 100.6W

November 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - November 8th, 2010

The long, winding, thick line parallel to the left edge of this image is Lake Oahe, a large reservoir behind Oahe Dam on the Missouri River. The reservoir begins in central South Dakota and continues north into North Dakota in the United States.

In the full image, a second lake can be seen to the north, also on the Missouri River: Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Like its neighbor to the south, it is an artificial reservoir, created with the completion of Garrison Dam.

Sakakawea and Oahe Reservoirs in Northern USA

August 5th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - June 29th, 2010

USA - June 29th, 2010

Several lakes and rivers can be observed in this image of the states of North and South Dakota in northern central USA. The body of water in the upper left corner is Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir along the Missouri River in central North Dakota. The lake appears golden with sediments in some parts.

Flowing mostly horizontally across the bottom left part of the image is the Cheyenne River, a tributary of the Missouri River in the states of Wyoming and South Dakota. It flows into the Missouri in Lake Oahe, a large reservoir beginning in central South Dakota and continuing north into North Dakota.

The lake and parts of the Missouri River near it appear mostly blue, although the Cheyenne River flowing into it is tan with sediments.

Mississippi River Running from Northern USA to Gulf of Mexico

35.4N 90.5W

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Rivers

USA - May 4th, 2010

USA - May 4th, 2010

The Mississippi River, parallel to the right edge, is a river in the central United States of America. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.

It enters the Gulf southeast of New Orleans, after a course of 2,350 mi (3,780 km). It is the largest river in North America, and with its tributaries it drains an area of 1.2 million sq mi (3.1 million sq km).

Plains of the Mid-West Region, USA

43.1N 96.6W

August 30th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - June 29th, 2009

USA - June 29th, 2009

The Missouri River enters this image at the upper left, flowing south into Lake Oahe and then southeast towards the state of Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River. The states it crosses here are part of the region of the USA known as the Mid-west.

The mid-western states are relatively flat, comprised either of plains or rolling and small hills. Prairies cover most of the states west of the Mississippi River with the exception of taiga-clad northern Minnesota and the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri.

Rainfall decreases from east to west, resulting in different types of prairies, with the tallgrass prairie in the wetter eastern region, mixed-grass prairie in the central Great Plains, and shortgrass prairie towards the rain shadow of the Rockies.

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