How do tributaries affect rivers?
By adding water to the
All rivers usually have tributaries, regardless of age. Very few have none. The amount of tributaries is largely dependant on the terrain within the rainfall catchment area and the type of soils, rocks and barricades the river encounters on its' travels, rather than solely on the rivers' age. Some rivers have tributaries that start from underground while others may be only flowing after rainfall. Most tributaries are usually permanent waterways and the longest tributary, or…
The major northern rivers are the Ganga, Indus and Brahmaputra. The whole of the Northern plains is drained by the tributaries of these rivers. Tributaries of Indus are Satluj, Beas, Chenab, Ravi, Jhelum, Zaskar etc. Tributaries of Ganga are Chambal, Betwa, Sind, Damodar, Yamuna etc. Tributaries of Brahmaputra are Kolong, Lohit, Raidak, Dihing, Subansiri, Bhogdoi etc.
In mainland France, there are 119 rivers that flow directly to the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Mediterranean Sea. These direct rivers are called fleuve, from the word flow. There are also hundreds of tributaries, which are rivers that do not flow directly, no matter their widths or flow rates. These tributaries are called rivières.