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Deforestation Near the Rio Branco and Brazil-Venezuela Border – February 23rd, 2010

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February 23rd, 2010 Category: Climate Change, Image of the day, Rivers

Brazil - February 12th, 2010

Brazil - February 12th, 2010

The Rio Branco (in English, White River), which does indeed appear white here due to sun glint, is the principal affluent of the Rio Negro (in English, Black River) from the north; it is enriched by many streams from the sierras which separate Venezuela and Guyana from Brazil.

Here, it can be seen flowing from Venezuela (top right corner) southward into and across Brazil. Some areas of deforestation are visible in the full image, east of the river and below the border.

The Branco flows nearly south, and finds its way into the Negro through several channels and a chain of lagoons similar to those of the latter river. It is 350 miles (560 km) long, up to its Urariquira confluence. It has numerous islands, and, 235 miles (378 km) above its mouth, it is broken by a series of difficult rapids.

Cape Fear River Spilling Sediments off North Carolina Coast, USA

October 21st, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - September 29th, 2009

USA - September 29th, 2009

The Cape Fear River is a 202 mile (325 km) long blackwater river in east central North Carolina in the United States. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear, from which it takes its name. Here, greenish sediments flow from the rivermouth into the Atlantic.

The river has its source at Haywood, by the confluence of the Deep and Haw rivers just below Jordan Lake. It flows southeast, then receives the Black River approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the city of Wilmington, which appears as a greyish-brown area north of the rivermouth.

At Wilmington, it receives the Northeast Cape Fear River and turns south, widening as an estuary and entering the Atlantic approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Cape Fear.

Another body of water visible west of the estuary is Lake Waccamaw, an oval-shaped freshwater lake measuring roughly 5 miles by 7 miles with an average depth of 7.5 feet.