Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

We see a lot of change with the 40+ years of Landsat imagery, along with the historical aerial imagery in the archives at EROS. The drying of the Aral...

Devils Lake, North Dakota, USA
Devils Lake, North Dakota, USA

Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota is a closed basin lake. Located at the lowest point within its basin, Devils Lake has no outlet. The result i...

Gibe III Dam, Ethiopia
Gibe III Dam, Ethiopia

The great thing about hydropower is that it’s a renewable nonpolluting source of power. Once it’s up and running, operation costs are relatively low, ...

Iguazú, South America
Iguazú, South America

On the border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina are some curious land use features. Paraguay lies west of the Paraná River, which runs north to ...

Kara-Bogaz-Gol, Turkmenistan
Kara-Bogaz-Gol, Turkmenistan

The Kara-Bogaz-Gol (KBG) is a large, shallow lagoon of the Caspian Sea. It normally covers about 18,000 square kilometers and is just a few meters dee...

Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona, USA
Lake Powell, Utah and Arizona, USA

Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River was completed in 1963. It created Lake Powell, which ebbs and flows depending on upstream precipitation. Lately,...

Lake Turkana, Kenya and Ethiopia
Lake Turkana, Kenya and Ethiopia

Lake Turkana, formerly Lake Rudolf, lies in the Rift Valley of East Africa. It is about 250 km long and 15–30 km wide, with an average depth of about ...

Lesotho
Lesotho

South Africa needed water. Lesotho needed electricity. One huge project aims to solve both problems. Lesotho is a small mountainous country completely...

Three Gorges Dam, China
Three Gorges Dam, China

The Three Gorges Dam in the Hubei province of China is a huge but highly criticized project. It’s difficult to deny the value of hydropower as an alte...