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Sediments from Various Rivermouths Along Coast of India

13.1N 78.9E

June 27th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

India - June 2nd, 2010

India - June 2nd, 2010

Sediments frame the eastern and southern coasts of India. To the south, they collect in the Palk Bay between Sri Lanka and the southern tip of India. Several rivers flow into it, including the Vaigai River of Tamil Nadu.

The sediments in the upper right quadrant are spilling forth from rivers such as the Godavari and Krishna. The former runs from western to southern India, with a length of 1465 km, and is considered to be one of the big river basins in the country. The latter is shorter, at about 1300 km in length.

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