Man-made lakes in Germany • Earth.com

Last update: August 21st, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at man-made lakes in Neuseenland, Germany, located about 120 miles southwest of Berlin.

This image was captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station and includes both the Zwenkauer See and the Cospudener See.

Both began as lignite mines dug throughout the 20th century, but after activists revealed how much these activities damaged the land, they were closed in the 1990s and flooded to become lakes.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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