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Sediments from Guadalquivir River, Spain

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December 7th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Spain – December 2nd, 2012

Sediments pour from the Guadalquivir River into the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean. The Guadalquivir is the fifth longest river in the Iberian peninsula and the second longest river with its entire length in Spain.

The river is 657 kilometers long and drains an area of about 58,000 square kilometers. It begins at Cañada de las Fuentes in the Cazorla mountain range (Jaén), passes through Córdoba and Seville and ends at the fishing village of Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, flowing into the Gulf of Cádiz. The marshy lowlands at the river’s end are known as “Las Marismas”.

Guadalquivir River Releasing Thick Tan Sediments into Gulf of Cádiz, Spain – January 11th, 2011

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January 11th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Spain - December 26th, 2010

Thick tan sediments spill forth from the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and line the coast of Spain, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar (bottom right corner, partially covered by clouds).

The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain, at 657 kilometers long. Its source is in the Cazorla mountain range, and its terminus by the fishing village of Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, flowing into the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sediments in the Gulf of Cádiz, Spain – February 12th, 2010

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February 12th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Spain and Strait of Gibraltar - January 8th, 2010

Spain and Strait of Gibraltar - January 8th, 2010

Sediments line the coast of Spain and flow far out into the Atlantic Ocean northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. Most of these come from the Guadalquivir River, which can be observed in the full image as a tan ribbon across the landscape. Further down the coast, near the city of Cadiz, the Guadalete River can also be seen discharging a lesser amount of sediments.

The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain, at 657 kilometers long, and the only great navigable river in the country. It rises in the Cazorla mountain range and terminates by the fishing village of Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, flowing into the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Guadalete River, on the other hand, is smaller and shorter, running for 172 km into the Bay of Cádiz at El Puerto de Santa Maria, south of the city of Cádiz.

Heavy Outflow of Sediments from Guadalquivir River, Spain – January 16th, 2010

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January 16th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Spain - January 8th, 2010

Spain - January 8th, 2010

While much of the rest of Europe has been experiencing an Arctic chill with snowfall, southern Spain and Portugal appear free of the white, powdery substance. The Guadalquivir River, on the other hand, can be seen emptying a thick load of tan sediments off the coast of Spain, probably due to heavier precipitation further north.

The Guadalquivir is the second longest river in Spain (fifth after the Tagus, Ebro, Duero and Guadiana), and the longest in Andalusia. The Guadalquivir is 657 kilometers long and drains an area of about 58,000 square kilometers. It begins at Cañada de las Fuentes in the Cazorla mountain range (Jaén), passes through Córdoba and Seville and ends at the fishing village of Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, flowing into the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean. The marshy lowlands at the river’s end are known as “Las Marismas”. It borders Doñana National Park reserve.

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