Hugli River Delta India
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Hugli River Delta, India

March 31, 2003
The western-most part of the Ganges Delta is seen in this 55 by 72 km (34 by 44 miles) ASTER sub-scene acquired on March 29, 2000. The Hugli River branches off from the Ganges River 300 km to the north, and flows by the city of Calcutta before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. High sediment load is evident by the light blue colors in the water, particularly downstream from off-shore islands. The deep red colors of some of these islands are mangrove swamps.

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