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Spacecraft nadir point: 22.3° N, 78.4° E

Photo center point: 23.0° N, 78.0° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 189 nautical miles (350km)
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STS49-87-099: Narmada River, Northern India The Narmada River at
Hoshangabad, southeast of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Province,
displays a meandering pattern before it enters a very long,
straight reach. Sediment from a tributary has recently covered
much of its floodplain; a small, irregular reservoir can be seen
on the tributary. The ONC chart shows this reservoir as a very
large, broad feature; the size of the reservoir and the down-
stream sediment suggest a recent, large flood, perhaps coincident
with a dam failure. This scene is one member of a long mapping
strip that extends from the Gulf of Khambai some 350 miles in-
land. Hasselblad camera, 250mm lens, color-infrared film.