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Submergent coastline are the opposite of emergent coastlines, which have experienced a relative fall in sea levels.
Estuaries are often the drowned mouths of rivers.
The Western Coastal Plains of the Indian subcontinent are examples of submergent coastline. The ancient city of Dvārakā, which is mentioned in the great epic Mahabharata, is now under water. The coastline also forms the estuaries of the Narmada and the Tapti Rivers.
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