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Do rivers flow into their tributaries all over the world?
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Why are the Murray and Darling rivers so big in Australia?
The Murray and Darling Rivers in Australia are so large and long because, quite simply, they are fed by numerous tributaries. If one counts the entire catchments of all the rivers, the Murray-Darling basin (which encompasses both the Murray River, the Darling River and all their tributaries) covers an area of 1 061 469 square kilometres, which is about 14% of the Australian continent. The total length of the rivers and their tributaries, according to Geoscience Australia, is 6695km, just over half the length of the Nile River.
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How many tributaries are in the river Amazon River?
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Why is the rivers not salty?
Rivers are not pure freshwater sources of water. As they flow to the ocean, they pick up small amounts of mineral salts. These slightly-salty rivers flow into the ocean, and as this is a continuous flow and there are thousands of rivers, all the salt builds up, causing the oceans to be saturated with salt. Also, because water evaporates and salt does not, the oceans get saltier over time.
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How much water does the Murray Darling river hold?
There is no such river as the Murray-Darling River. The Murray and Darling Rivers are two separate and distinct rivers. Together with their many tributaries, they make up the Murray-Darling River system or basin, which is a vast area of tributaries of both rivers, covering a huge portion of the Australian continent. The Murray Darling Basin covers 1 061 469 square kilometres, which is about 14% of the Australian continent. It is unknown just how much water this massive system holds, but the total length of the rivers and their tributaries, according to Geoscience Australia, is 6695km, just over half the length of the Nile River.
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How do tributaries change over time?
Tributaries can change in many ways. Some ways include... Deposition. When a tributary carries a lot of debris and sediment, it will create a dam to block it's own water path. When land elevation changes, water flow can vary. If a tributary is in a continuous flat elevation, it's not necessary true that the water will flow the same speed as it did downhill.