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Meanderings of the River Seine from Paris to Le Havre, France

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June 7th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

The River Seine meanders its way through Paris, identifiable as a large grey area on the center right and across the green, mostly flat coastal plains of northern France. Its winding path ends at Le Havre, where it spills golden yellow sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel.

The Seine is a slow-flowing, major river and commercial waterway within the French regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie.

It is 776 km (486 miles) long, navigable by oceanic transports about ten percent of its length to Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, whereas over sixty percent of its length from Burgundy near the Swiss Alps is negotiable by commercial riverboats.

Other yellow sediments are also visible further up the coast, discharged into the channel by the Somme River, Picardy.

The River Seine and the City of Paris, France – April 21st, 2009

April 21st, 2009 Category: Rivers

France - March 31st, 2009

France - March 31st, 2009

The terrain visible in this image of northern France consists mostly of coastal plains.The greyish area in the center of this image is Paris, the country’s capital.

The River Seine can be seen flowing through the city, out to the coast where it discharges brown sediments into the English Channel by Le Havre.

Sediments are also being spilled into the Channel by the Somme River, in Picardy, northern France. These sediments appear to be making their way down the coast, towards Le Havre.

The Somme is 245 km long, from its source in the high ground of the former Forest of Arrouaise at Fonsommes near Saint-Quentin, to the Bay of the Somme, in the English Channel.