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How can you tell the difference between a young river and an old river?


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November 10, 2007 4:48PM

You can judge the age of a river by the erosion it has made in the geography of the land, such as the Snake river and Colorado river has cut canyons into the earth. New rivers are more turbulant because they havent had the time to smoothen the rocks and terrain it flows over.