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The Penner River and Pulicat Lake, India

13.5N 80.1E

October 18th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

India - September 24th, 2009

India - September 24th, 2009

Greenish sediments line the east coast of India near the estuary of the Penner River (above) and Pulicat Lake (below). Here, the tan-colored Penner flows eastward across the plain of Coastal Andhra, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal 15 km east of Nellore at a place called Utukuru. The estuary of the Penner River extends 7km upstream from the Bay of Bengal.

Pulicat Lake, straddling the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states on the Coromandal Coast, is the second largest brackish-water lake or lagoon in India. The lake is separated from the Bay of Bengal by the barrier island of Sriharikota, which is home to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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