LAOHA RIVER : INNER MONGOLIA
The Laoha river forms in the Liaoheyuan National Forest Park and flows Northeast until joining with Xar Moron to form the western tributary of the Liao.
Wind-swept sands from the Eastern reaches of the Gobi Desert cover this final stretch before the confluence with Xar Moron.
Administrative Villages dot the river valley, which has a navigable canal and multiple reservoirs to control the flow of water year round.
The arrowhead wedge of contrasting sands and river valleys formed at the rivers confluence can be seen from space.
The inset photograph was taken 10 years ago today (July 13th, 2006) by Astronaut Jeff Williams during Expedition 13 using at 800mm lens from the International Space Station.
Astronaut Jeff Williams is currently* the commander for Expedition 48 and will return in September after spending another six months on station. (*References time of original post on July 13th, 2016)
- Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
- Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
- Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
- verlay Source Image: NASA Johnson