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Saline Lake Tuz and Freshwater Lake Beyşehir, Turkey

38.7N 33.3E

October 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey - October 2nd, 2011

The large, rounded white area near the top edge of this image is Lake Tuz, the third largest lake in Turkey. The white color is due to its shallow waters and high salt content – it is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. The lake is located in the Central Anatolia Region, occupying a tectonic depression in the central plateau of Turkey.

The blue-green lake to the southwest is Lake Beyşehir, a large freshwater lake in Isparta and Konya provinces. It has an area of 650.00 km² and is 45 km long and 20 km wide. Water level in the lake often fluctuates by year and by season, and it is used for irrigation.

Visible to the east of the lakes is the Gulf of Iskenderun, a large bay in the Mediterranean Sea. South of the lakes, in the Mediterranean, lies the island-nation of Cyprus.

Lake Assad, Syria

January 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes

Syria - December 2nd, 2008

Syria - December 2nd, 2008

Lake Assad (Buhayrat al Assad), on the right, is a reservoir created by the construction of the Tabaqah Dam on the Euphrates River, upstream from the town of Ar Raqqah, Syria. It is a body of water about 80 kilometers long and averaging eight kilometers in width.

There is green vegetation along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. North, roughly parallel to the Gulf of İskenderun, is a brown colored range known as the Nur Mountains.

The green area from the end of the Nur Mountains heading north, belongs to Turkey (although this land is in dispute). The green coastal land south of the Nur Mountains and the brown inland region belong to Syria.

Some of the terrain across the Syrian border looks reddish; this is due to agriculture. These reddish areas appear dotted by small tan circles, which are actually small towns.

source Wikipedia