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Don River Entering Taganrog Bay, Russia and Ukraine – June 2nd, 2010

47.0N 38.8E

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Ukraine and Russia - April 28th, 2010

Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf is the northeastern arm of the Sea of Azov. At its northeast end is the mouth of the Don River. It has a length of about 140 km, is 31km wide at the mouth, and has a median depth of about 5 m.

The surrounding land belongs to Ukraine (upper left quadrant) and Russia (remainder of image). The bay generally freezes from December to May; however in this image taken in late April, it is completely clear of ice and its waters appear tinged green with sediments.

Its mouth is marked by the Dolgaya Spit on the south and the Belosaray Spit (Belosarayskaya Spit) on the north. It abounds in sandy spits that partly enclose shallow bays. The Rivers Don, Kalmius, Mius and Yeya fall into the Taganrog Bay.

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