Geomorphology of the coastal zone around Krishna River confluence

R. Varadarajulu, M. Harikrishna, P.C. Babu, P. Chakravarthy

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The shoreline indicated growth towards west at False Divi point which is an unusual phenomenon along the east coast of India when compared to the shoreline development in the neighbourhood of Mahanadi and Godavari deltas, where the marine environment is influenced by the similar wave climate. The directions of the current near the shore indicated presence of severe zones of diverging and converging currents. The observed currents in the shallow water of Nizampatnam Bay have been discussed. Sedimentary tracks in the Nizampatnam Bay have been explained as related to the typical circulation leading to weak currents allowing suspended sediment to settle and form banks

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