DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 26/5/2015): Lake Sakakawea2017-12-23T09:25:57+00:00

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DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 26/5/2015): Lake Sakakawea

This image shows Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir in the north central United States, located in the Missouri River basin in central North Dakota. Named after the Shoshone-Hidatsa woman Sakakawea, it is the largest man-made lake in North Dakota and the third largest in the United States, after Lake Mead and Lake Powell. In the image is visible the Garrison Dam (bottom right): an earth-fill embankment dam on the Missouri River constructed between 1947 and 1953. The dam´s length is more than 3 km and it’s the fifth-largest earthen dam in the world. In the dam area is also located the Garrison Dam National fish hatchery, which plays a key in restoring endangered fish species. The hatchery also provides more than 10 million native fish annually for restoration stockings and balancing fish population waters (e.g. lakes, ponds, reservoirs etc.) located all around the states.