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Why are rivers good for the development of settlements?


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February 01, 2009 2:59AM

Rivers provide water, is the first and foremost thing necessary for the survival of most living creatures. For man, rivers provide the following: * drinking water * washing water * water for stock animals * irrigation for crops * water used in building and manufacturing * in some cases, a form of energy (hydroelectricity) * a means of transporting goods and passengers