Lakes and Rivers
What small tree grows in the salty mud of river estuaries and deltas?
Asked in Clams Oysters and Scallops
Are oysters salty?
Asked in Bodies of Water, Oceans and Seas
How salty are estuaries?
Salinity varies within the estuary and depend on other factors such as tides. Estuaries are essentially where freshwater from rivers, streams, etc, meet with saltwater from the ocean. The range of salinity within an estuary is typically between 0-25ppt, and that is between where the mouth of the river ends on to where the ocean begins. PPT stand for parts per thousand, just in case you did not know.
Does the Avon river in Western Australia have fresh or salty water in it?
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
Is the river thames salty?
Is the River Thames Salty? Yes and no. The River Thames is tidal between Teddington (near Richmond) and its mouth in the North Sea, meaning that it rises and falls with the tides. This makes the Thames a bit salty in this area. However, the salinity increases gradually as you move towards the sea, meaning that even at Battersea, the water can still be regarded as 'fresh water' and not salty. you can find out more here: http://www.the-river-thames.co.uk/weather.htm
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Oceans and Seas
What happens when fresh water from a river meets salty ocean water?
Fresh water flows into the sea at a place called the river delta. Depending on the geography of the delta, over time, the waters mix and the composition of the delta water establishes its unique saline content. The saline content of the delta is lower than the saline content of the sea and higher than the saline content of the river, which should be zero. You can read more about river deltas, below.