Is the salinity oceans less where rivers run into them?

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    The salinity of the ocean is less in river deltas and in ocean access bays that have rivers that flow into them.

    An example of a river delta meeting the sea is the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. click here: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/oceans/oceanviews/slide_28.html to see an image of the “Salinity Front”

    An example of a bay fed by a river delta is the San Francisco Bay that receives fresh water from the Sacramento River.
    http://sfbay.wr.usgs.gov/hydroclimate/sal_variations/index.html

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