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Sediments flow out from rivers in Sicily after heavy rains

December 12th, 2008 Category: Rivers

Sediments flowing out from rivers in Sicily after heavy rains - December 12th, 2008

Sediments flowing out from rivers in Sicily after heavy rains - December 12th, 2008

Heavy rains have been falling over Italy and Sicily over the last week. Although some of the clouds have cleared, the strong downpours are still evidenced here by the heavy amounts of sediments flowing out of Sicilian rivers.

The sediments can be observed along most of the coastline. The most prominent outpouring is on the eastern coast near Catania. This bright tan area extending out into the Ionian Sea comes from the mouth of the Simeto River.

Another large outflow comes from the Alcantara River by Giardini-Naxos, south of Taormina. There are fewer sediments than those of the Simeto, but a much bigger algal bloom sweeps southwestward from the rivermouth.

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