Silt in Bohai Bay, China38.5N 118.1E
Sediments line the shores of Bohai Bay, particularly to the south, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, in northeast China. The Bohai Bay receives the drainage of the Haihe and 15 other rivers. Due to these rivers’ muddy runoff, the bay used to be a highly silty water body, but extensive damming of the various river systems has greatly diminish siltage. Nevertheless, the Bohai Bay in effect concentrates the runoff of the whole eastern North China Plain, and the Bay is an intensely polluted body of water.