Rivers meet but not mix in Chongqing

Rivers of two colors meet at the confluence at the dam in Liangjiang New District in Chongqing Municipality in southwest China. This phenomenon is due to the differences in dissolved sediments in the two rivers. With the arrival of the flood season, the water level of the Yulin River increases, and the sediments accumulate in the water, subsequently turning the water color yellow, whereas the Gaodong River on the other side of the dam is unaffected, clear and green.

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