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River - Wikipedia
20 Feb 2024 at 1:09pm
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually a freshwater stream, flowing on the Earth's land surface or inside caves towards another waterbody at a lower elevation, such as an ocean, sea, bay, lake, wetland, or another river.

10 Most Famous Rivers In The World - WorldAtlas
19 Feb 2024 at 11:40pm
Rivers are the lifeblood of our world. Providing water supplies to ecosystems across the globe, these natural flowing watercourses provide habitats, energy, transportation and sources of recreation. This list looks at the ten most famous rivers in the world, from the Amazon to the Mekong.

Understanding Rivers - National Geographic Society
20 Feb 2024 at 8:04pm
A river is a large, natural stream of flowing water. Rivers are found on every continent and on nearly every kind of land. Some flow all year round. Others flow seasonally or during wet years. A river may be only kilometers long, or it may span much of a continent.

List of rivers | Britannica
19 Feb 2024 at 11:33pm
This is a list of selected rivers, ordered alphabetically by continent or region and by country. Africa Algeria Chelif River Wadi Majardah Wadi Seybouse Angola Cuanza River Cunene River Kasai River Kwando River Lungwebungu River Okavango River Zambezi River Benin Mono River Oti River Oum River Botswana Boteti River Kwando River Limpopo River

River - National Geographic Society
20 Feb 2024 at 9:27am
A river is a ribbon-like body of water that flows downhill from the force of gravity. A river can be wide and deep, or shallow enough for a person to wade across. A flowing body of water that is smaller than a river is called a stream, creek, or brook.

Rivers | National Geographic
19 Feb 2024 at 11:33pm
Rivers and their tributaries are the veins of the planet, pumping freshwater to wetlands and lakes and out to sea. They flush nutrients through aquatic ecosystems, keeping thousands of species ...

River | Definition, Examples, Importance, & Facts | Britannica
18 Feb 2024 at 11:27pm
river, (ultimately from Latin ripa, ?bank?), any natural stream of water that flows in a channel with defined banks . Modern usage includes rivers that are multichanneled, intermittent, or ephemeral in flow and channels that are practically bankless.

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