Reuss River Delta Meets Urnersee
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Reuss River Delta Meets Urnersee

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This is the only place I've ever heard about or seen where there's a delta where a river flows into a lake. But here it is. The "delta" nature of the place is quite obvious in aerial shots in Google Earth. I do wonder how cold the water is here at the mouth of the river.

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A: Reuss RIver Delta

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