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Shanghai and Islands of Chongming County, China

31.2N 121.4E

July 11th, 2010 Category: Rivers

China - July 5th, 2010

China - July 5th, 2010

The city of Shanghai appears as a white area on the Yangtze River Delta on China’s eastern coast. The city itself is bisected by the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze, visible as a black ribbon through the white.

Several low-lying alluvial islands can be seen north of the city, in the mouth of the Yangtze River. These islands compose Chongming County, the only county under the jurisdiction of Shanghai. The largest three are Chongming Island (biggest, with an area of 1041 km²), Changxing Island and Hengsha Island.

Sediments Along Chinese Coast from Bohai Sea to Yangtze Delta

31.2N 121.4E

August 12th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

China - June 25th, 2009

China - June 25th, 2009

A great deal of tan sediments spill from the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze, into the East China Sea near Shanghai on the Yangtze River Delta.

Sediments are also present, though in a lesser quantity, along the shores of the Shandong Peninsula (above center) and the Bohai Sea.

Inland, near the delta, Lake Tai appears greenish tan. Lake Tai, literally “Grand Lake”, is on the Yangtze Delta Plain, on the border of the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Shanghai and Sediments from the Huangpu River, China

31.2N 121.4E

May 22nd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Shanghai, China - April 23rd, 2009

Shanghai, China - April 23rd, 2009

The city of Shanghai, here visible as a large grey area, sits on the Yangtze River Delta on China’s eastern coast, and is roughly equidistant from Beijing and Hong Kong.

The municipality as a whole consists of a peninsula between the Yangtze and Hangzhou Bay, China’s third largest island Chongming, and a number of smaller islands.

The city proper is bisected by the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze. Huangpu means “Yellow Bank River”, and true to its name, here it can be seen spilling golden brown sediments into the East China Sea.

The historic center of Shanghai, the Puxi area, is located on the western side of the Huangpu, while a new financial district, Pudong, has developed on the eastern bank.

The city has many rivers, canals, streams and lakes and is known for its rich water resources as part of the Taihu drainage area.

In the full image, the Korean Peninsula is also visible to the north. Sediments can be seen flowing from its rivers as well, particularly near the southern tip.

Sediments in the Huangpu River, Shanghai, China – December 20th, 2008

December 20th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Sediments in the Huangpu River near Shanghai, China - November 14th, 2008

Sediments in the Huangpu River near Shanghai, China - November 14th, 2008

In this image, partially obscured by clouds, we can see a great deal of sediments flowing out of the mouth of the Huangpu River, China, and into the East China Sea. The sediments were probably dregdged up by rainfall in the area.

The Huangpu River, literally “Yellow Bank River”, is a 97km long river in China flowing through Shanghai. t is an average of 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep.

The Huangpu River used to be a branch of the Suzhou River. However, it has become the largest river in Shanghai, so the Suzhou River its now considered a branch of it.

Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from Huangpu, which thus plays an important part for the metropolis. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong (east) and Puxi (west).

source Wikipedia