DEIMOS-1 Image of the week (acquired 25/02/2015): Indus River, Pakistan
The lower part of the Indus River before flowing into the Arabian Sea is featured in image. Originating from the Tibetan Plateau, the Indus River flows more than 3,000 km before reaching the Arabian Sea. The river delta forms an extensive system of swamps, mudflats, creeks, estuaries, marshes and mangrove forests. Dams along the river reduce and fragment its flows, limiting the transport of fertile sediments. Also, water extraction for irrigation and runoff of chemicals into the river, threaten the delta’s freshwater species as the rare Indus river dolphin.