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Texas Gulf Coast

This 90 mm eastward view includes the bulge of the Rio Grande Delta, the Coastal Bend, and the Upper Coast. The bays and water-surface features of the Gulf show up in sun glint. Outstanding features of this photograph include 1) the outline of the ancient delta of the combined Brazos and Colorado Rivers; 2) the sweeping escarpment that separates the central Texas hill country from the coastal plain; and 3) reddish soils of the Nueces Plain.  (S13-51-2414)

Northern Rio Grande Delta

This is a 250 mm detailed view of southern Padre Island and the Laguna Madre, the dredged ship cut joining Brownsville and Boca Chica, tidal-flats along the coast, and land-use patterns of the south Texas coastal plain. 

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