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Sediments from the Geba River, Guinea-Bissau – December 3rd, 2011

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December 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

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Sediments line the coast of Guinea-Bissau, on the west coast of Africa. Many spill forth the from the Geba River, appearing tan from its sediment load as it flows westward towards the coast.

The Geba is a river of West Africa that rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

Its tributary the Colufe River joins the Geba at Bafatá. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

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