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Rivers Along West Coast of Madagascar

16.6S 44.4E

July 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Madagascar - July 4th, 2010

Madagascar - July 4th, 2010

Upon opening the full version of this image, the entire western half and coastline of Madagascar can be observed. Several rivermouths can be seen along the shoreline, emptying sediments into the Strait of Mozambique.

Here, most of the sediments are flowing forth from the Sambao River, whose mouth is just below the westernmost point on the island. Following the coastline northwards, the mouths of the Betsiboka River (below) and the Sofia River (above) can also be seen, although these rivers are releasing few sediments at the moment.

Moving southward down the coast, several other rivers appear as light tan lines across the landscape. One of the longest of theseĀ  is the Mangoky, whose mouth is situated near a greenish body of water, Lake Ihotry.

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