Fire near Great Bear Lake, Canada.
Great Bear Lake (Sahtu) is the largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada and the fourth largest in North America. The lake is situated on the Arctic Circle between 65 and 67 degrees of northern latitude and between 118 and 123 degrees western longitude, 186 m above sea level.
The lake has a surface area of 31,153 km² and a total...
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.
The Bow River, in the Flood of '05. This river swelled to enormous sizes during early Summer near and in Calgary due to immense rains. It does, however, make for some cool water effects in all the rushing nature. It practically made the Bow River a lake in some areas behind the Beaver Dam.
The snakelike body of a river does not actually stay forever. In fact its bends will someday meet each other and form a shortcut at first (4°37'08.00"S 65°34'49.00"W, best viewed at alt of 3miles. Then after a few given times (could be decades), sedimentation will block the older path and form an oxbow lake (4°37'07.00"S 65°34'01.00"W). And then, after a few more decades thi...
Bow Lake, in the Canadian (Albertan to be precise) Rockies. In Glorious Random High-Definition.
This lake is fed by the glaciers next to it, and that water flows down the mighty Bow River (Named so because the Natives used the trees nearby to make bows), and eventually ends up in the Hudson Bay, but not after stopping through many cities and towns, including Calgary, Alberta.
A massive storage reservoir, Lake Argyle formed where the Ord River enters the Carr-Boyd Ranges 160 kilometres southeast of Wyndham. Lake Argyle is now the largest fresh water storage in mainland Australia. Its storage capacity is 10,760 million cubic metres of water or about 9 times the water volume of Sydney Harbour.
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...
Lake Sarez - deep in the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, was created 90 years ago when a strong earthquake triggered a massive landslide that, in turn, became a huge dam along the Murghob River, now called the Usoi Dam.
In the early 1870's, the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad had been built from Oswego all the way along the shore of Lake Ontario to the Niagara River (Suspension Bridge). The Lake Ontario Shore wasn't able to make the grade and was sold to the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg in 1875 at a court sale for a bargain basement price. The 643-mile Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg became a part of the New York Ce...
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...
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