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Although the Nile, the Zambezi, and the Niger rivers have large deltas, their size
does not compare with, for example, the enormous delta region of the Ganges
and Brahmaputra rivers. In Africa the generally poor development of deltas is ...
The Niger River at Mopti, Mali. ©Brian A. Vikander/West Light some 1,100 miles
in all. Below Ansongo, 430 miles downstream from Timbuktu, navigability is
interrupted by a series of defiles and rapids. The river becomes navigable to
In January a slight rise occurs due to the arrival of floodwa- ters from the upper
Niger. The difference between high and low water often measures as much as 35
feet. Plant and animal life. Along its course the Niger traverses virtually all the ...
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