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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS029-85-39 Date: Mar. 1989
Geographic Region: CAMEROON

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  STS029-085-039 Lagdo Reservoir, Cameroon March 1989
Lagdo Reservoir is one of several recently constructed reservoirs in northern Cameroon. The reservoir is located on the Bénoué River between the city of Garoua to the northwest and Bénoué National Park to the south. The Bénoué flows generally westward into east-central Nigeria's Benue River, a major tributary of the Niger River. Like many other reservoirs that have been constructed in semiarid, steppe grasslands, Lagdo provides water for irrigation and flood control, but a substantial quantity of water is lost through evaporation. The dam is located at the northwest corner of the reservoir. Siltation--always a problem in this type of fragile environment--is intensified by many feeder streams on the periphery of the reservoir.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 142k
Mission: STS029  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 39
Geographical Name: CAMEROON  
Center Lat x Lon: 6.5N x 13.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 62  
Date: 19890317   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113026   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 15.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 210   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 167   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 78   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM  
City Views:  
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