an aerial photograph, taken from space, of Butte, MT. Interstate
90 is easily seen makings its way from left to right across the
bottom part of the photo. The junction with Interstate 15 can
also be seen in the bottom right corner.
The "big lake"
seen in the aerial photograph is actually the Berkeley Pitt, an abandoned
strip mine that is filling up with polluted water. The barren area
around the "lake" is other areas in Butte that have been strip mined
in the past or are currently being actively mined.