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Helmand River Crossing Afghanistan

30.4N 63.3E

July 1st, 2011 Category: Deserts, Rivers

Afghanistan - June 21st, 2011

The Helmand River can be seen crossing the desert of Afghanistan in the lower part of this image. It is the longest river in the country and the primary watershed for the endorheic Sistan Basin.

The Helmand river stretches for 1,150 km (715 miles). It rises in the Hindu Kush mountains and then crosses south-west through the desert of Dashti Margo, to the Seistan marshes and the Hamun-i-Helmand lake region around Zabol at the Afghan-Iranian border.

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