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Rivers in Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea Bissau Flowing to the Atlantic

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May 16th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea Bissau - May 2nd, 2011

The Senegal River appears as a greenish line flowing westward across the upper part of this image, and becoming darker as it nears the Atlantic Ocean. The river marks the border between Mauritania (to the north) and Senegal (to the south).

Moving south from Senegal, past the Cape Vert Peninsula, through the Gambia to Guinea-Bissau, one passes several other rivers (from north to south starting below the peninsula): the Saloum, the Gambia, the Casamance, and the Geba.

The Geba stands out particularly due to the tan sediments spilling forth from its wide mouth, around an archipelago and into the Atlantic.


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