Ganges River Delta
March 16, 2003
The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is home to most of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy runoff of meltwater from the Himalayas, and due to the intense rainfall during the monsoon season. Landsat image.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Ganges, Physical geography, Geography, Weather, Landforms of India, Water streams, Ganges Delta, River delta, Fluvial landforms, Flood, Bengal, Sedimentology, Bangladesh, Business Finance