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Sediments Along Northern Coastline of Western Australia

16.8S 123.4E

October 29th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Australia - September 24th, 2009

Rivers along the northern coastline of Western Australia release sediments into the Indian Ocean. The sediments appear most concentrated in King Sound, east of the Dampier Peninsula near the center of the image. The sediments are released into the sound by the Fitzroy River.

West of the peninsula, moving southwest down the coast, one comes across a long stretch of white sand beaches, the most popular of which is known as Eighty Mile Beach due to its length of 80 miles (130km).

Towards the bottom of the image another white line can be seen; this is the Rudall River, which connects to the seasonal salty Lake Dora. Another lake is visible near the right edge of the image, in the upper right corner: Lake Argyle, which is the second largest artificial lake in Australia by volume.

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