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Smoke from Fairfield Creek Fire, Nebraska, USA

42.8N 100.8W

July 24th, 2012 Category: Fires, Lakes

USA – July 23rd, 2012

Smoke from a rabid brush fire in the rural Niobrara River valley of Nebraska, bordering South Dakota, can be seen in the lower half of this image. The fire is being referred to as the Fairfield Creek Fire. Visible in the upper half of the image is the snakelike Lake Oahe, in South Dakota.

An overnight aerial survey using infrared technology provided officials with an updated estimate of about 50,000 acres burned, compared with previous estimates approaching 100,000 acres. However, winds gusting to 30 mph are expected to fan the flames.

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).