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Dniester Liman Near Odessa, Ukraine

46.4N 30.7E

July 2nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

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The city of Odessa, Ukraine, can be identified as a tan area on the coast of the Black Sea that is slightly lighter than the rest of the brown and green surroundings. Several bodies of water are visible near the city, including the Dniester Liman, to the southwest.

A liman is a lake, bay, or estuary formed at the mouth of a river where flow is blocked by a bar of sediments. This one formed at the point where the river Dniester flows into the Black Sea. The bar of sediments at its base appears whitish tan in color, impeding the flow of the greenish sediments from the Dnieper into the Black Sea.

The area of the Dniester Liman varies between 360 and 408 kmĀ², it is 42,5 km long and has maximum width of 12 km. The average depth is 1,8 m, the maximum depth 2,7 m.