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The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The area is visited by more than two million people each year. It is one of the best rock climbing areas close to a major city.
The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).
This picture was taken from a park of Cinta Costera. You also can see the flag of another park in the area.
The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station (NGPS) is the second-largest geothermal power station in Iceland. NGPS produces approximately 120 MW of electrical power; it also delivers around 1,100 litres (290 US gal) of hot water (82-85 °C) per second, servicing the space heating and hot water needs of the Capital Region.
Plans for utilizing the Nesjavellir area for geothermal power and water heating began in 1947, when some boreholes were drilled to evaluate the area's potential for power generation. Research continued from 1965 to 1986. In 1987, the construction of the plant began, and the cornerstone was laid in May 1990.
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