Sediments in the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China – December 20th, 2008
In this image, partially obscured by clouds, we can see a great deal of sediments flowing out of the mouth of the Huangpu River, China, and into the East China Sea. The sediments were probably dregdged up by rainfall in the area.
The Huangpu River, literally “Yellow Bank River”, is a 97km long river in China flowing through Shanghai. t is an average of 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep.
The Huangpu River used to be a branch of the Suzhou River. However, it has become the largest river in Shanghai, so the Suzhou River its now considered a branch of it.
Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from Huangpu, which thus plays an important part for the metropolis. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong (east) and Puxi (west).