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Sediments from Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Meghna Rivers in Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh – November 16th, 2010

22.6N 90.8E

November 16th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers, Sediments

Bangladesh, India and China - October 30th, 2010

The Brahmaputra River appears as a thick tan line in a green valley south of the Tibetan Lakes Region, below the Himalayas. It runs down from the mountains, across northeastern India and into Bangladesh. When the Brahmaputra flows out of India into Bangladesh, its main channel becomes known as the Jamuna River.

The Jamuna flows south, merging first with the Padma and later the Meghna River. Its waters then flow into the Bay of Bengal as the Meghna River. Here, thick tan sediments can be seen pouring into the bay from the Meghna and other rivers.

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