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Sediments from Guadalquivir River and Climate Change Issues, Spain – April 6th, 2013

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April 6th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Spain – April 6th, 2013

The Guadalquivir River is the fifth longest river in the Iberian peninsula and the second longest river with its entire length in Spain. It is 657 kilometers long and drains an area of about 58,000 square kilometers. Here, the river can be seen spilling sediments into the Gulf of Cádiz, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. According to scientists, the river shows declines in water quantity and quality due to anthropogenic encroachments and climate change, which is leading to conflicts among stakeholders. The main climate change-related issues are changes in rain patterns, which may cause increased droughts and more torrential rain (click here for more information).

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