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Estuaries of the Gambia and Geba Rivers, West Africa – February 16th, 2012

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February 16th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Gambia - February 9th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows rivers flowing into the Atlantic Ocean along the west coast of Africa. The river with the very wide mouth near the center right is the Gambia River.  It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul (visible as a white area on the coastline). About 100 km from its mouth it gradually widens to over 10 km wide where it meets the sea.

Another wide estuary can be observed near the center of the bottom edge: the mouth of the Geba River. It rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau, for a course of about 340 miles (550 km) in total length. After passing by Geba town and Bambadinca, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Geba and Gambia Rivers in West Africa

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December 28th, 2011 Category: Rivers

The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau - December 23rd, 2011

Sediments from the Geba River give a tan color to the waters off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, in West Africa (lower right quadrant). The river has a total length of about 340 miles (550 km). Before reaching the Atlantic, the river broadens into a wide estuary below Xime (where it is joined by the Corubal River), with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km) at Bissau.

Further north up the coast is the Gambia River, also a major river in West Africa. It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea westward through Senegal and The Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the city of Banjul. About 100 km from its mouth it gradually widens, to over 10 km wide where it meets the sea.

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau

November 28th, 2008 Category: Rivers

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - November 26th, 2008

Coastline of Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau - November 26th, 2008

This full resolution image give us a fine view of the West African coast, from Dakar, Senegal (top left) to Cacine, Guinea-Bissau (bottom right), passing through The Gambia in the center. Moving southward, the terrain changes from arid desert to forest.

It also allows us to see many rivers flowing out into the Atlantic Ocean. The river located at the point where the terrain changes from tan to green is the Gambia River, 1,130 km (700 mi) long, reaching the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Banjul.

Further south, in Senegal, is the Casamance River, 320km (200mi) in length. Moving down into Guinea-Bissau, we have the Cacheu River (Farim River), 257 km long.

Continuing south through Guinea Bissau, the most visible river is the Geba, appearing tan due to sediments. As it flows past the capital city of Bissau and through the Bissagos Archipelago, we can see the sediments filter out into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bissagos Archipelago, also known as the Bissagos Islands or the Arquipélago dos Bijagós, is a group of 18 major islands and dozens of smaller ones that constitute a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

South of the Geba River is the Corubal River, one of the Geba’s tributaries.

source Wikipedia