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Sediments Along the West and North Coasts of France

47.2N 2.2W

July 9th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

France - June 29th, 2010

France - June 29th, 2010

Tan sediments are released from several rivers along the west and north coasts of France. The most evident is the Gironde Estuary, in the lower righthand corner. Sediments from both the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers pour into this estuary and then into the Atlantic Ocean.

Moving northward up the coast, sediments can also be seen coming from the mouth of the Loire River, by St Nazaire. Moving around the peninsula to the north coast, tan sediments also spill from the Couesnon River into an estuary by Mont Saint-Michel.

Finally, at the top right, the River Seine can be seen winding its way towards the coast. Best observed in the full image, this river spills sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel near Le Havre.

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