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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-713-58 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA
Feature: OAHE RESERVOIR

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  STS085-713-058 Oahe Reservoir, South Dakota August, 1997
The fourth largest in the United States, the Oahe Reservoir can be seen in this southwest-looking low-oblique view. Located on the Missouri River 5 miles (8 km) north of Pierre, South Dakota, the Oahe Reservoir stretches 231 miles (371 km) northward to just south of Bismarck, North Dakota (not visible on the image). The Oahe Dam is the second largest earthfill structure of its kind in the world. The lake has nearly 2250 miles (3523 km) of shoreline and is a very popular recreational area known for its excellent fishing. The dam also provides flood control, hydroelectric power, and irrigation. Numerous agricultural field patterns can be seen to the east of the reservoir. The Cheyenne River enters the scene near the upper right of the image and it joins Oahe Reservoir near the Fort Sully Game Refuge (peninsula jutting out into lake).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 342k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 58
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA  
Features: OAHE RESERVOIR  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 100.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 81  
 
Date: 19970812   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152038   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 110   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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