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Benue River and Dust by Nigeria-Cameroon Border

7.8N 6.7E

January 1st, 2013 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Nigeria and Cameroon – December 25th, 2012

Dust from the Sahara Desert can be seen in the air near the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. Visible crossing the image from the center to the left edge is the Benue River, the major tributary of the Niger River, which is visible parallel to the left edge.

The Benue is approximately 1,400 km long. It rises in the Adamawa Plateau of northern Cameroon, from where it flows west, and through the town of Garoua and Lagdo Reservoir, into Nigeria south of the Mandara mountains, and through Jimeta, Ibi and Makurdi before meeting the Niger at Lokoja. At the point of confluence the Benue exceeds the Niger by volume (mean discharge before 1960: 3400 m³/s vs. 2500 m³/s).

Port Harcourt in Niger River Delta Area, Nigeria – October 5th, 2011

4.7N 7.0E

October 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Nigeria - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers (top). The Niger can then be seen flowing southward through Nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta or the Oil Rivers, into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.

Also visible near the coast is Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. Visible as a white area near the shoreline in the center bottom part of the image, it lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta.