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Oblique view of Lake Tahoe, CA-NV showing sediment chutes

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Lake Tahoe Perspective View, see caption below.

Oblique view of Lake Tahoe shaded-relief bathymetry looking at the southwestern margin of the lake. The distance across the bottom of the image is approximately 3.6 km. The image has a vertical exaggeration of 3 times the horizontal distance. The colored region is the lake floor, while the gray-scale region is the surrounding land. This part of the lake margin is composed of a series of submerged headlands with sediment chutes between each. The sediment that has been transported down the chutes has coalesced into a broad sedimentary fan at the base of the margin.
 

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