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Floodplains of and Near the Zambezi River, Zambia – April 24th, 2011

16.1S 23.2E

April 24th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Wetlands

Zambia - April 15th, 2011

The wide green line running vertically through the center of this image of Zambia is the Barotse Floodplain, around the Zambezi River.

A second, unnamed floodplain can be observed as a horizontal line extending from the left edge to the end of the Barotse Floodplain south of Senanga, forming almost a right angle with the Barotse. This seccond broad floodplain carries overspill from high floods of the Cuando River in Angola.

A third floodplain, the Luanginga River floodplain near Kalabo, reaches diagonally southeastward from the upper left corner until it joins the Barotse Floodplain.

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