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An Ocean Out There

Tonle Sap, Cambodia

For most of the year the lake is fairly small, around one meter deep and with an area of 2,700 square km. During the monsoon season, however, the Tonle Sap river which connects the lake with the Mekong river reverses its flow. Water is pushed up from the Mekong into the lake, increasing its area to 16,000 square km and its depth to up to nine meters, flooding nearby fields and forests. The floodplain provides a perfect breeding ground for fish.

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Jeremy31-Jan-2007 16:00
16,000 square km! That is more than twenty times the size of Singapore. You are right about it being an ocean out there. Rgds.
Martha Albuquerque30-Jan-2007 22:26
Beautiful sparkling light on the water and the minimal figures close to the horizon, my vote.