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Lakes and Rivers
Lakes are huge water bodies that hold a large amount of fresh water. Rivers are water bodies that flow according to gravity, usually ending at a larger body of water such as the sea or ocean.
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Great White Sharks
Are there Great White Sharks in Lake Washington?
Well I think mayby but i also think no.Becase i have never heard that a shark would be in a lake Actually, sharks can usually only live in salt water. Lakes are fresh water. Therefore, no, they are most likely NOT in Lake Washington. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
What is meant by water divide.give an example?
Any upland or a mountain separating two adjoining drainage basins is known as water divide. The Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra rivers rise very close to each other near the Mansarovar Lake but because of the water divides they flow in different directions. ...
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Geography, Lakes and Rivers
Why does river straightening reduce flood risk?
Straightening of river reduces floods in the immediate area because it allows the water to go straight instead of having to turn through curves. A natural meandering river has a curvy or sinusoidal shape to its path. A straight river would travel only a kilometer per kilometer of valley floor. Water associated with a curvy river will have to follow the natural sinusoidal curves and will travel considerably more distance per kilometer of valley floor. Also, water in a natural river will...
Asked in Science, Lakes and Rivers, Landforms
What is the worlds largest watershed?
According to Wikipedia, the three largest river basins/watersheds by area in descending order are: the Amazon basin, the Congo basin, and the Mississippi basin. However, if you list rivers by drainage area, you get: Amazon - 6,915000 km2 Río de la Plata - 4,144,000 km2 Congo - 3,680,000 km2 Nile - 3,349,000 km2 Ob - 2,990,000 km2 Mississippi - 2,980,000 km2 ...
What are the capitals of the two states that border both the Mississippi and Ohio rivers?
The capitals of the two states that border both rivers are: Springfield, Illinois Frankfort, Kentucky ...
Asked in South America, Lakes and Rivers, Amazon River
What is so special about Amazon River?
It is the second longest river in the world. As well as being the second longest river in the world, it has many roles, like watering many different diveristies of animals, from minor animals right up to the large animals such as the big cats of south america. It also has one of the largest spreads of area fed. Houses many different animals, such as the boto(amazon river dolphin), piranha, and some bull sharks. Also accounts for around one fifth the worlds river...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers, Definitions
What term describes a stream or small river that flows into a larger river?
A small freshwater river or stream flowing into a larger river is called a tributary or feeder river. A tributary is a stream or river that flows into a mainstem (or parent) river or a lake. For example, a tributary can be a creek that flows into a river. Or it can be a small river that flows into a larger river. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Some large rivers can have up to 100...