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Panjin and Sediments from Shuangtaizi River in Liaodong Bay, China

41.1N 122.0E

March 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

China - March 11th, 2011

The Chinese city of Panjin sits on the open field between the Liaodong Peninsula and western Liaoning Province, not far from the border with North Korea. Here, it appears as an extensive grey urban area. In fact, there are over 1.3 million people living in the Panjin area.

The Shuangtaizi River, which diverts from the Liao River upstream from the city, can be seen here as a tan line running through the city and releasing brown sediments into Liaodong Bay. Liaodong Bay is one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea.

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