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Sediments Frame France’s West Coast

March 13th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Western coast of France - March 9th, 2009

Western coast of France - March 9th, 2009

Sediments color the water along the western coast of France green and tan, while clouds dot the skies over the mainland.

The largest outflow of sediments is coming from the Gironde Estuary (slightly below the center), formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just below the centre of Bordeaux.

The Gironde is approximately 65 km (38 miles) long and 3–11 km (2–7 miles) wide. It is subject to very strong tidal currents and great care is needed when navigating the river by any size or type of boat.

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