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Lewis & Clark Lake

This image is dominated by the clouds associated with a large weather system. The image is centered in the northeastern portion of Nebraska. North is toward the upper-left. The dark, elongated feature directly to the left of image center is Lewis and Clark Lake. Just east of the lake is the place where the Niobrara River joins with the larger Missouri River. North of this lake lay the southeastern portion of South Dakota. The two major rivers that lay to the south of Lewis and Clark Lake are the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers. The Elkhorn merges with the Platte before the combined river joins with the Missouri. Unfortunately, the cloud cover obscures the location where these merges take place, and that is an area near Nebraska's largest city, Omaha.