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Lake Mead by the Seasons

In this reservoir along the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border, water levels rise and fall with the seasons each year.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using ICESat-2 data courtesy of Kaitlin Harbeck (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey, and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Story by Kathryn Hansen, inspired by #PhotonPhriday.

Published October 17, 2019
Data acquired March 22 - June 21, 2019

Sources:
ICESat-2 > ATLAS
Landsat 8 > OLI
Space Shuttle > SRTM