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Green Lake Ihotry Near Mouth of Mangoky River, Madagascar

21.7S 43.3E

May 4th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Madagascar - April 28th, 2012

Rivers along the western coast of Madagascar carry tan sediments from the country’s central highlands to the Mozambique Channel. The river releasing the most sediments, visible in the lower part of the image, is the Mangoky River. With a length of 564 kilometers (350 mi), the river enters the Mozambique Channel north of the city of Morombe.

Visible south of the rivermouth and slightly further inland is Lake Ihotry, appearing bright green here. It is a closed saline lake in semi-arid southwestern part of Madagascar with an area that varies seasonally, from 96 km² to 112 km².

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