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Reservoirs on the Don and Volga Rivers, Russia

48.7N 44.5E

May 3rd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Several rivers and lakes seem to come together towards the center of this image of Russia. In the upper right quadrant is the Volga River, visible as a thin, almost horizontal line extending westwards from the right edge, which meets the Volgograd Reservoir, a thicker vertical line extending southwards from the top edge, at an almost right-angle.

In the upper left quadrant is the Don River, which follows a more meandering course towards the center of the image.  A dam on this river creates the Tsimlyansk Reservoir (or Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir), visible in the lower left quadrant.

Russian Land Between Seas

49.1N 44.9E

July 31st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - June 21st, 2009

Russia - June 21st, 2009

The Russian land north of the Caucasus Mountains and the border with Georgian stretches between the Ukraine (left) and Kazakhstan (right).

The Volga River and Volgograd Reservoir form a right angle at the center, from the Volga carries on to its delta in the Caspian Sea (lower right). East of that right angle are a series of salt lakes, most of which lie in Kazakhstan.

Also near the center are the Don River and Tsimlyansk Reservoir, from which the Don continues until it reaches the Sea of Azov (lower left). The Sea of Azov then connects to the Black Sea via the Kerch Strait.

Sediments are present along the shores of all three seas, though they are particularly intense at the mouths of the Don and the Volga Rivers.