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Braided Channels of Jamuna River, Bangladesh – July 19th, 2011

23.4N 90.0E

July 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Bangladesh - July 12th, 2011

This APM image shows the Jamuna River, one of the three main rivers of Bangladesh. It is the main distributary channel of the Brahmaputra River as it it flows out of India into Bangladesh.

The Jamuna flows south and joins the Padma River (Pôdda) near Goalundo Ghat. Merged with the Padma (Pôdda), it meets the Meghna River near Chandpur. Its waters then flow into the Bay of Bengal as the Meghna River.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna is a classic example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion. Its braided channels with numerous sandbars enclosed among them can be observed in great detail in the full image.

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