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Guadalquivir River Releasing Thick Tan Sediments into Gulf of Cádiz, Spain – January 11th, 2011

36.8N 6.3W

January 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Spain - December 26th, 2010

Thick tan sediments spill forth from the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and line the coast of Spain, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar (bottom right corner, partially covered by clouds).

The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain, at 657 kilometers long. Its source is in the Cazorla mountain range, and its terminus by the fishing village of Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, flowing into the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean.

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