Sediments in Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar – November 13th, 201016.1N 96.2E
The thick load of tan sediments in the lower part of this image is spilling forth from the mouth of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River in Myanmar (Burma). It is the country’s largest river and most important commercial waterway.
Originating from the confluence of the N’mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Its drainage area of about 413,000 km² covers a large part of Myanmar. Multiple braided channels can be seen in the delta area.