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Sediment Plume by De Grey River Mouth, Australia

20.3S 118.5E

March 11th, 2013 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Australia – March 3rd, 2013

When Tropical Cyclone Rusty (17S) made landfall east of Port Hedland, in northwestern Australia, in late February 2013, it brought heavy rains and flood warnings. Higher water was recorded in the De Gray River in early March. Flooded rivers usually carry heavy sediment loads, and in this image, sediments can be seen near the river mouth. A plume of sediments can also be seen extending far offshore in a loop shape, carried by ocean currents.

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