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Shebelle River Reaching from Ethiopia to Somalian Coast

4.7N 45.2E

February 24th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Somalia - February 16th, 2010

Somalia - February 16th, 2010

The Shebelle River begins in the highlands of Ethiopia, and then flows southeast into Somalia towards Mogadishu. Near Mogadishu it turns sharply southwest, where it follows the coast.

This arch is clearly visible here, reaching from Ethiopia in the upper left corner to the Somalian coast just right of the image center. The river and surrounding valley appear greenish in color, in contrast with the reddish brown hues of the rest of the surrounding landscape.

Below Mogadishu the river becomes seasonal. Most years the river dries up near the mouth of the Jubba River, while in seasons of heavy rainfall the river actually reaches the Jubba and thus the Indian Ocean.

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