NASA Photo ID: STS040-614-066      File Name: 10064368.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 06/14/91
  Title: St. Louis, MO, USA
  Description:
  This view of St. Louis, MO (39.0N, 90.0W) and the Mississippi River shows a 
  very good example of urban development on the vulnerable flood plains of a 
  meandering river.  Despite a system of levees and dikes to channel current 
  and water flow, rain swollen rivers may often change their riverbeds and
  the  ground scars of the former meanderings of the river are easily seen in
  the  fertile river bottom land between the cliffs on either side of the
  river.                
  Subject terms:
  AGRICULTURE                             
  CITIES                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  ISLANDS                                 
  MISSOURI                                
  RIVERS                                  
  STS-40                                  
  

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