Satellite image: Itaipu Dam & Iguacu Falls, Brazil

Satellite image: Itaipu Dam & Iguacu Falls, Brazil

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Credit: CNES, 1986 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Iguacu Falls & Itaipu Dam. Coloured SPOT-1 satell- ite image of Itaipu Dam (upper centre) and Iguacu Falls (lower right) in South America. North is at top. Vegetation is red, water dark green (lighter green if rich in sediment. The dam is on the River Parana, which flows south. The Falls are on the River Iguacu, which flows west. To their south is an airport. Paraguay (southwest), Brazil (NE) and Argentina (SE) meet at the junction of the two rivers. Patchwork colours are farmland, continuous red in the lower right is a national park. Next to the river in centre frame is a town. Image taken by the French satellite SPOT-1 in June.

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Keywords: cataract, cataracts, dam, environment, from space, geography, iguacu, iguacu falls, iguazu river, itaipu, itaipu dam, river iguacu, river parana, waterfall

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