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Mississippi River tour

Mississippi River tour

The Mississippi River is the longest and largest river in North America. "Mississippi" is a Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian / Native Americans / First Nations word "misi-ziibi" or "gichi-ziibi" meaning great river, big river, gathering of water. The river is the major river of the eastern half of North America, flowing through the USA states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky,...
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Congo River tour

Congo River tour

The Congo River. The worlds deepest river, with measured depths beyond 230 meters / 750 feets. So deep and fast flowing, that fish species from one river bank is unable to cross the river, making unique species living and evolving on each side of the river banks in specific areas of the river.

After the Congo River estuary to the Atlantic Ocean the river water produces so much fo...
Rating of 507/07/2012345Google Earth Logo

Caledonian Canal tour

Caledonian Canal tour

The Caledonian Canal, connecting Inverness to Fort William in Scotland, is 59 miles (94 kilometres) long. 22 miles (35 kilometres) are man-made to connect the natural lochs, of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour. The canal was opened in 1822. It was constructed to help commercial shipping avoid the treacherous journey around the Scottish west coast.

The Canal foll...
Rating of 507/28/2011806Google Earth Logo

Krishnarajasagar dam and Brindavan gardens

Krishnarajasagar dam and Brindavan gardens

Krishnarajasagar(KRS) dam and Brindavan gardens is located at Mandya, Karnataka state, India. One of the most beautifully laid out terrace gardens in the world. It resembles the Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir which is in the Mughal style. It attracts lot of tourists from all over the world. Garden has become world famous because of its symmetric design. The garden is also a public park enriched w...
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wonder what this is

wonder what this is

Strange man made object located in the Turks and Caicos Island group.
Rating of 3.503/28/2011880Google Earth Logo
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Panama Canal tour

Panama Canal tour

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile (77 km) canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, through the Isthmus of Panama. The canal has had an enormous impact in the 20'th century shipping between the two oceans, mainly replacing the long route south of Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. In avarage allmost any long sailing route which involve passing the Americas can be s...
Rating of 4.66666666612/12/20103,580Google Earth Logo

Yangtze River tour

Yangtze River tour

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia, and the third-longest in the world. From the spring in the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau more than 5500 m (18000 ft) above sea level, the river flows 6300 km (3915 mi) on its course eastward through almost the entire China from west through central and eastern part of the country before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. The Yangtze R...
Rating of 511/14/20101,907Google Earth Logo

Skjernaa (Skjern River) tour

Skjernaa (Skjern River) tour

The River Skjern (Danish: Skjern Å) is the largest river in Denmark. The river drains an area the size of approximately 10% of the entire country and is the most water rich river in Denmark. The average river discharge of water is 35 m³/second. The river drains the western part of Jutland westward of the Jutland ridge before discharging via the Skjern Å delta, which is the only river delta in D...
Rating of 510/20/20101,073Google Earth Logo

Red toxic mud in Spain

Red toxic mud in Spain

Dam of red toxic mud in the northern coast of Spain full with residues of a close manufacturing plant of aluminium
No rating yet10/10/2010837Google Earth Logo
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Denim Pollution In the Blue Jean capital of the world

Denim Pollution In the Blue Jean capital of the world

The Pearl river on the banks of Chinese town of Xintang in Guangzhou– also known as the Blue Jean capital of the world - looks like this when seen from a satellite.. The river has actually turned blue black with a large portion of denim production wastes being discarded into the river. The town is an amalgamation of thousands of textile, denim and dyeing facilities. The denim is also being m...
No rating yet09/17/2010454Google Earth Logo
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Volga Don Canal tour

Volga Don Canal tour

The Volga-Don Canal (Russian: Волго-Донской канал) connects the Volga River and the Don River. A canal said to be "connecting Asia with Europe", joining of the five seas: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the White Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caspian Sea. Take this tour from Volgograd, former Sta...
Rating of 508/08/20101,087Google Earth Logo

Zambezi River and Victoria Falls tour

Zambezi River and Victoria Falls tour

The Zambezi river is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The 3540 km (2200 mile) long river has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.

The Victoria Falls, some of the largest in the world, is one of...
Rating of 505/28/20101,081Google Earth Logo

Vidraru Dam

Vidraru Dam

Vidraru Dam is a dam in Romania. It was built in 1965 on the Argeş River.

It is an arch dam built on a foundation of rock, and it was built to produce hydroelectricity. Its construction created a reservoir, Lake Vidraru. The dam's height is 166 meters, the arch length 305 meters, water accumulation volume 465 million cubic meters, the reservoir has a total shoreline (perimet...
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Gota Canal tour

Gota Canal tour

The Gota Canal (Swedish: Göta kanalen) is a Swedish canal constructed in the early 19th century located in Götaland (Gothia, Gothland, Gothenland, Gautland, Geatland), one of the three (unofficial) lands of Sweden. Geographically the waterway is located in the south of Sweden. The Göta Canal was officially opened on 26. September 1832. The original canal stretches from Mem to Sjøtorp. Nowadays ...
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Karahnjukar Hydropower Project

Karahnjukar Hydropower Project

The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Project, named after Mount Kárahnjúkur, is located in Iceland. It is a hydropower dam project with a reservoir, 60km of underground watertunnels, a large turbine cavern inside a mountain, and power lines to an aluminium smelter.

The project involved damming two rivers in eastern Iceland—the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal, source to the Lagarfljót lake, and the Jök...
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The Palmschleuse - Oldest lock in Europe

The Palmschleuse - Oldest lock in Europe

The Palmschleuse in Lauenburg is the oldest lock in Europe. It was built in 1398 along with the Strecknitz-Canal completely made of wood and had one (out of 15 locks that first watershed channel in the world of construction 1392-1398). Since the Middle Ages, the gate was also known under the name of key to Bockhorst. In the 17th Century, she got its present name after the former lock keepers P...
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Alqueva Dam - Portugal

Alqueva Dam - Portugal

The Alqueva dam is a dam located at the Guadiana river in the Alentejo region.
The reservoir is Portugal and Western Europe's largest.

The complex project was made to produce hydroelectric power, irrigation for farms in the surrounding area, as well as a large reservoir where several tourist ventures are also being built.
Alqueva, a village of about 350 inhabitant...
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Panama Canal Expansion Project Overlay

Panama Canal Expansion Project Overlay

The third set of locks project is a plan to expand the Canal’s capacity composed of three integrated components: (1) the construction of two lock facilities – one on the Atlantic side and another on the Pacific
side – each with three chambers, each which include three water reutilization basins; (2) the excavation of new access channels to the new locks and the widening of existing navig...
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cross rivers

cross rivers

the biggest Asian watercourse crossroads
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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. It is named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland. The two canals were previously connected by a series of 11 locks, but by the 1930s these had fallen into disuse, were filled in and the land built upon.

The Millennium Commission decided to regenerate the canals of ...
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The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in north-west England provides a 50 feet (15.2 m) vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.

Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed due to corrosion in 1983. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002....
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Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire, England

Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire, England

Caen Hill Locks are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire England.

The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The sixteen locks seen here form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. (Look ...
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River Nile tour

River Nile tour

The River Nile, the worlds longest river, is a major north-flowing river in Africa. The Nile River has two major tributaries, the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile are the source of most of the Nile's water and fertile soil. The White Nile are the longest part of the Nile. All in all, the Nile covers more than 6650 kilometers, 4132 miles from the most distant spring to the vast delta ...
Rating of 4.7505/28/20095,163Google Earth Logo

river 2

river 2

updated derwent river with fishing zones
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Curly brazil river

Curly brazil river

curly river in Brazil
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