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Can water flow up hill?

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04/02/2015

Obviously, a body of water the size of a stream or river will succumb to the immutable forces of gravitational attraction, inertia, and the other laws of physics, and be forced to flow downhill. There are some rivers that run from south to north (which is opposite of most), and some that seem to run "backwards", but no rivers run uphill. The starting point of all rivers and streams is of a higher elevation than their end point.