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STS049-91-079 - Dendritic Drainage Pattern, Zaire

Cleared pasture land shows light green in this color photograph,
in contrast to the dark, closed-canopy forest of Zaire. Remnant
woodland along minor drainages [Could we use a different word
here, since we have RdrainageS right after this?] indicates the
intricate drainage network of this hilly region. Scattered
vegetation-free spots show the deep red, tropical soil of the re-
gion. The sediment-laden stream is the Vele River just west of
the village of Niangara. Hasselblad camera, 250-mm lens, color

In this view of the Uele River and cleared pasturelands in Zaire (3.5N, 27.0E), the distinctive dendritic drainage pattern of the region becomes obvious. Cleared pasture lands shown as light green, contrasts with the dark green of the remaining closed conopy forests. The remnant woodlands along the streams indicates the intricate drainage network of this hilly region. Scattered vegetation free spots show the deep red tropical soils.