Famous Qiantang River Tidal Bore in China

Posted In News
Sep
26

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CCTV news 25/09/2010, on You Tube.

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People witnessed the most impressive tidal bore in east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 25, 2010. This tidal bore is the biggest in 8 years.

Read Full Article, People Forum

Tidal Bore:Tsunami-Like River Tides Are Surfing’s New Frontier, National Geographic
It’s the tail end of the dry season on the Araguari River in the Brazilian Amazon Basin, and the water level is low. The moon is full. Suddenly an ominous roar rolls through the jungle, like the rumble of an oncoming train. A vast wall of water comes hurtling straight up the river. The native Tupi Indians call it poroc-poroc—big roar. Is it a tsunami? No. It’s a tidal bore.

tidal-bore
Tidal bore. Photo source: ©© astanhope

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