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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS010-E-5194 Date: Oct. 2004
Geographic Region: VENEZUELA
Feature: L. VALENCIA, MARACAY, MTS.

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  Lago de Valencia (Lake Valencia) is located in north-central Venezuela and is the largest freshwater lake in the country. The lake was formed approximately 2-3 million years ago due to faulting and subsequent damming of the Valencia River. The lake has been completely dry during several discrete periods of its geologic history. Since 1976 Lake Valencia water levels have risen due to diversion of water from neighboring watersheds--it currently acts as a reservoir for the surrounding urban centers (such as Maracay).

The vivid green algal blooms present in this image result from a continual influx of untreated wastewater from the surrounding urban, agricultural, and industrial land uses. This contributes to ongoing eutrophication, contamination, and salinization of the lake. Despite its picturesque location between the Cordillera de la Costa to the north and the Serrania del Interior to the south, Lake Valencia's poor water quality limits opportunities for tourism and recreational activities.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 250k
Mission: ISS010  
Roll - Frame: E - 5194
Geographical Name: VENEZUELA  
Features: L. VALENCIA, MARACAY, MTS.  
Center Lat x Lon: 10.0N x 67.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 22   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1911  
 
Date: 20041027   YYYYMMDD
Time: 141506   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 66.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 127   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 195   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE, RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: MARACAY  
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