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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.

Rivermouths in the Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau – January 5th, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau - December 24th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows several rivers flowing across West Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Visible meandering roughly parallel to the top edge is the Gambia River. It runs 1,130 kilometres (700 mi) from Guinea westward through Senegal and the Gambia. It is over 10km wide at its mouth.

South of the Gambia River is the Casamance River. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Continuing southeast along the coast, one comes to the mouths of the Cacheu, Manchoa and Geba Rivers.