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Erie Canal, NY

Erie Canal, NY

File includes a path through the Erie canal and snapshots of locks on the canal with a couple of links to postcards on the locks.
Rating of 4.508/18/2005749Google Earth Logo
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Niddatalsperre, Germany

Niddatalsperre, Germany

The Niddastausee (Niddatalsperre) accumulates the river Nidda at the edge of the bird mountain and has a surface of approximately 65 hectares. It lies in the bird mountain circle in the proximity of Schotten in Hessen. Build from 1968 to 1971.

Der Niddastausee (Niddatalsperre) staut den Fluss Nidda am Rand des Vogelsbergs und hat eine Fläche von rund 65 Hektar. Er liegt im Vogelb...
Rating of 3.508/18/2005410Google Earth Logo
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Dams North Korea

Dams North Korea

OK, so North Korea doesn't feel left out, here's some dams in North Korea.
Rating of 308/17/2005574Google Earth Logo
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Collection of Dams

Collection of Dams

For those of you who collect Dams, a bunch (7) from South Korea.
No rating yet08/17/2005345Google Earth Logo
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San Gabriel River Flood Control

San Gabriel River Flood Control

San Gabriel River Flood Control in Northern Los Angeles.
No rating yet08/15/2005308Google Earth Logo
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kariba-dam

kariba-dam

Kariba Dam. Construction of this dam was accompanied by a huge operation to save wildlife from the flood. I think that Lake Kariba is the second largest man made lake in the world. Shame it isn't hi-res
Rating of 3.608/13/2005653Google Earth Logo
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Ebro River Delta, Spain

Ebro River Delta, Spain

Where the Ebro River in Spain meets the Mediterranean Sea is the swampy Ebro River Delta with an area of 400 km².
Rating of 2.508/12/2005668Google Earth Logo
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Amazon River Delta

Amazon River Delta

Not realy a delta because the ocean rapidly carries away the vast volume of silt carried by the Amazon, making it impossible for a delta to grow.
Rating of 308/12/20051,259Google Earth Logo
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Nile Delta

Nile Delta

The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the River Nile spreads out (about 24.000 km²) and drains into the Mediterranean Sea.
Rating of 508/12/20051,632Google Earth Logo
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Morris Canal - Boonton, NJ

Morris Canal - Boonton, NJ

To the right of the river and to the left of N Main street, you will see remnants of the Morris Canal This part of the canal ran right down plane street via an inclined plane. I believe the plane looked like so:
http://www.canalsocietynj.org/P7E.html but I could be mistaken.
No rating yet08/12/2005324Google Earth Logo
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Broken Dam, Malpasset, France

Broken Dam, Malpasset, France

The disaster of the Malpasset dam (barrage de Malpasset), which broke on the night of 2 December 1959 and killed over 420 people, possibly even more than 500.
No rating yet08/11/2005612Google Earth Logo
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A big dam in china

A big dam in china

A large dam in China
Rating of 3.508/08/2005760Google Earth Logo
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Mittelland Canal crossing

Mittelland Canal crossing

The canal "Mittellandkanal" crosses the river "Leine" near Hannover, Germany. Here, a boat just happens to cross the "Leine" on that special spot.
Rating of 3.42857142808/06/2005430Google Earth Logo
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Ijsselmeer Dam

Ijsselmeer Dam

The over 30km long Ijsselmeer Dam in the Netherlands goes from Den Oever (North Holland) to Kornwerderzand (Friesland). Build from 1927 to 1932.
Rating of 408/06/2005663Google Earth Logo
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Saylorville Dam

Saylorville Dam

The Saylorville Dam operates in conjunction with Lake Red Rock to minimize downstream flooding on the Des Moines River, and eventually the Mississippi River . Since 1977, operation of Saylorville Reservoir has resulted in an estimated flood damage savings of $174 million to the city of Des Moines and areas below the reservoir. In addition, the summer and winter recreational, interpretive, and c...
Rating of 4.508/06/2005515Google Earth Logo
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Unusual River Formation in the Amazon

Unusual River Formation in the Amazon

This is an odd formation on the Amazon river, it looks as though the river has started to form a lake in the jungle. The 'lake' is deceivingly big, being 60 x 11 miles approx. The pattern that the water forms in the trees is interesting, somewhat like veins.
Rating of 408/05/2005482Google Earth Logo
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Schwarzenbach Talsperre

Schwarzenbach Talsperre

The Schwarzenbach Talsperre is one of the largest German artificial lakes
Rating of 308/05/2005388Google Earth Logo
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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

Wedged into a deep sandstone gorge on the Colorado River, Glen Canyon Dam backs up water fo more than 180 miles to form beautiful Lake Powell.
Rating of 3.40909090908/03/20052,814Google Earth Logo
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Cape May Canal, NJ

Cape May Canal, NJ

The Cape May Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the second world war as a protected route to avoid German submarines operating off Cape May Point and to become part of the Intracoastal Waterway System (ICW). The canal extends about three miles from Cape May Harbor to the Delaware Bay.
No rating yet08/03/2005389Google Earth Logo
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Large dam near Korla

Large dam near Korla

This is a large dam near Korla, China

Notice the large writing on the wall of the dam
Rating of 308/03/2005753Google Earth Logo
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Fraenkisches Seenland Staudammsystem

Fraenkisches Seenland Staudammsystem

Fraenkisches Seenland Staudammsystem
http://www.seenland-online.de/seenland/4geschichte_01.asp
http://www.brombachsee.com/Brombachsee_Geschichte_web/
http://www.fraenkische-seen.de/Lage/Karte_A-B-See/K_Brombachsee/k_brombachsee.htm
No rating yet08/01/2005458Google Earth Logo
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Lingqu Canal

Lingqu Canal

The Lingqu Canal, dug in 214 B.C., is one of the three big water conservation projects of ancient China and the oldest existing canal in the world.It extends for 66 kilometers in Xing'an County to link up the Xiangjiang and Li rivers and the Changjiang and Zhujiang river systems.
No rating yet07/31/2005377Google Earth Logo
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East-entrence Kiel-canal

East-entrence Kiel-canal

The Kiel Canal (in German Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is a 98 kilometre long waterway linking the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. An average of 280 nautical miles is saved by using the Kiel Canal instead of going around Jutland. This not only saves time, it avoids potentially dangerous storm-prone seas. It is the world's busiest artificial wate...
Rating of 307/31/2005622Google Earth Logo
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West-Entrance Kiel-canal

West-Entrance Kiel-canal

The Kiel Canal (in German Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is a 98 kilometre long waterway linking the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. An average of 280 nautical miles is saved by using the Kiel Canal instead of going around Jutland. This not only saves time, it avoids potentially dangerous storm-prone seas. It is the world's busiest artificial wate...
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Highest Dam in the World

Highest Dam in the World

The Nurek dam in Tajikistan is 300 meters (984 feet) tall and at the moment (9/2005) the highest dam of the world (the Rogun dam (335 meters / 1,099 feet) still is under construction).
Rating of 2.33333333307/31/20051,823Google Earth Logo
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