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Volga Delta Draining into Caspian Sea, Russia and Kazakhstan – August 9th, 2011

46.1N 49.6E

August 9th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Caspian Sea - July 26th, 2011

Sediments spill from the mouth of the Volga River and into the Caspian Sea, giving the northern part of the sea a bright green color that takes on a bluish tinge in the northeast basin.

The Volga Delta appears as a greenish, triangular-shaped area along the northwestern shores of the lake. It drains into the Caspian Sea in Russia’s Astrakhan Oblast, north-east of the republic of Kalmykia. The delta is located in the Caspian Depression—the far eastern part of the delta lies in Kazakhstan.

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