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Sediments and Algae in India’s Gulf of Khambhat

March 1st, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

Gulf of Khambhat, India - February 25th, 2009

Gulf of Khambhat, India - February 25th, 2009

The Gulf of Khambhat (formerly known as the Gulf of Cambay) is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat.

It is about 80 miles long, and bordered to the west by the Kathiawar peninsula.

The Narmada and Tapti rivers can be seen here, emptying sediments into the Gulf.

The Gulf, which is actually quite shallow, is known for its extreme tides, which vary greatly in height and run into it with amazing speed. At low tide the bottom is left nearly dry for some distance below the town of Khambhat.

The town of Khambhat sometimes experiences heavy rain and is affected by floods. The tides along its coast can reach 35 feet.

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