Río de la Plata, Samborombón Bay and Montevideo – May 2nd, 2009
The Río de la Plata spills its usual heavy discharge of sediments from the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers into the Atlantic Ocean.
Samborombón Bay is visible in the lower part of the image, at the outlet of the Río de la Plata in Argentina. It is located 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Buenos Aires city.
The bay is 135 km (85 miles) long and stretches from Point Piedras to Point Norte, starting point of Cape San Antonio. The bay receives the Salado and Samborombón rivers, as well as other minor streams.
To the north, in the upper right quadrant, the city of Montevideo stands out as a grey area on the coast of Uruguay. Montevideo is the country’s largest city, capital and chief port. It is also the only city in the Uruguay with a population over 1,000,000.