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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-227-7 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MONTANA

STS068-227-007 Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana, U.S.A. October 1994
Fort Peck Dam, one of the world's largest earth-filled dams, and Fort Peck Reservoir are featured in this west-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Fort Peck Dam was completed in 1940 as one in a series of dams built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s along the upper watershed of the Missouri River. Besides providing flood control, hydroelectric power, irrigation water, and recreation facilities, the dam serves to impound water for later use from spring rains and snowmelt that swell the Missouri River. Fort Peck Reservoir is approximately 135 miles (217 kilometers) long and a maximum of 16 miles (26 kilometers) wide. The broad valley of the Milk River (upper right) served as the course of the Missouri River before ice age glaciers changed the river to its present course further south. The Milk River is shown joining the Missouri River that meanders eastward toward North Dakota.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 347k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 227 - 7
Geographical Name: USA-MONTANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 106.5W
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: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 23  
Date: 19941001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201636   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 108.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 203   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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