Ice-covered Wheatland Reservoir in Wyoming •

Last update: January 21st, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the ice-covered Wheatland Reservoir in Wyoming.

The lake is located roughly 40 miles north of Laramie, Wyoming at an elevation of almost 7,000 feet.

This image was taken just a few weeks ago by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

The Wheatland Reservoir actually refers to three different bodies of water. Reservoir 1 is closest to the town of Wheatland and is fed water from the nearby Sybille Creek.

Reservoir 2, seen here, sends water into the Laramie River and holds water for local farmland irrigation.

Finally, Reservoir 3 is fed water from Reservoir 2 through a canal.  

By Rory Arnold Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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