River Deltas

Deltas are a landform that are at mouths of rivers and flow into other bodies of water. They are formed from sediment deposits carried by the river. Due to the combination of land fertility caused by water and silts, civilizations have been built around them.

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South America
River Deltas

What are the names of two river deltas found in South America?

The Amazon River and The Orinoco River

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Lakes and Rivers
River Deltas

What is Delta of a river?

It is a landform that is created at the mouth of a river where that river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir or another river. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river as the flow leaves the mouth of the river.

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What country is the Mekong River Delta located in?

Vietnam

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What places are river deltas found?

At the end of the river, the places where the river empties out into something else, usually a lake or the ocean.

The reason that some rivers enter the sea with a delta rether than an estuary depends on tidal flow. Where there is little difference in the tidal range a Delta is formed, as in the Mississippi entering the Gulf of Mexico.

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The River Nile
River Deltas

What are some cities or towns in or near the Nile River Delta?

Cairo, Alexandria, Tanis, and Giza

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Amazon River
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Where in Brazil is the Amazon River delta?

It's in the north of the country - Close to the city of Ceyenne. If you look on Google Earth - it's at co-ordinates 50 degrees South by 50 degrees West.

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What is a non example of a river delta?

an ocean side

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How is a river delta formed?

A river delta is formed from the deposition of sediments carried by a river as the river enters an ocean, sea, lake, or another river. This is because the flow velocity decreases significantly and the fluid loses the ability to transport sediment.

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Amazon River
River Deltas

What is the approximate coordinates of the Amazon River Delta?

1 s 50 w

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Which country is the orinoco river delta?

The Orinoco River Delta is located in Venezuela. It has an extensive delta area of 20000 km2. During the rainy season the river can reach widths of 22 kilometres and depts of 100 metres.

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Earth Sciences
Lakes and Rivers
River Deltas

The finest particles of rock in a river are found near its?

Mouth.

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The River Nile
River Deltas

What two cities are located near the Nile River Delta?

Alexandria and Cairo

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Lakes and Rivers
River Deltas

What is a river delta?

A river delta is the landform occurring at the river mouth, where the river meets the sea. It is largely a result of the silt brought down by the river system. The river spreads out in a fan shape into many channels called distributaries, which form outlets and islands. Notable Deltas are the Nile, Amazon and the Mississippi.

Deltas are produced when rivers bring down sediment and deposits from the catchment area. These deposits form a chemical reaction with the seawater and different soils of the coast, coagulating into a clay which settles on the river bed.

Deltas are only formed where there is high velocity of the river dumping into an almost tideless sea. The sediment is thus deposited over a wide area.

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Why are rocks found near a river delta usually sedimentary rocks?

Cause sedimantary rocks are made out of mud,sand and seashells

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How are river deltas formed?

DEPOSITION

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Mississippi River
River Deltas

How wide is the Mississippi river delta?

2530miles(4070km) at the gulf of mexico as it enters the upper misssissippi river it is more than 2 miles

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India
India Colleges and Universities
River Deltas

Which is the Largest delta in India?

Ganges - Brahmaputra Delta is largest in the world. It is partially in India and partially in Bangladesh.

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The River Nile
River Deltas

What country is the Nile River Delta located in?

The Nile River Delta is located in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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What do deltas and floodplains usually have in common?

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What causes a river delta to form?

A river delta is formes by sabes and coravactional baches

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The River Nile
River Deltas

What is the importance of the Nile River delta?

Egypt is the gift of the Nile, without the Nile, Egypt would not be inhabited. The Egyptians depended on the Nile, for what was the only fresh water for miles, and miles, since most Egyptians farmed to make a living. The water was very important, also it was a way of transport, and move heavy things like limestone blocks, for the pyramids. Also the pharaohs sailed on huge barges, so that the people of Egypt could worship them.

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River Deltas

What kind of soil is in a river delta?

dark, rich and soft

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The River Nile
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What is the land around the Nile River delta called?

Lower Egypt.

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Where is the stjohns river delta located?

the st johns river delta is located in U.S. state of Florida

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Europe
Lakes and Rivers
Rhine River
River Deltas

What is a port city located on the Rhine River delta?

Check the yellow pages for places that might rent this type of equipment. It is very specialized, so you might have to travel some distance to find it, but I am sure that there are places in KY that rent logging equipment.

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