The Amazon River by Ammaar

February 24th, 2014

A natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea,a lake,or another river.”The river Danube.”

A river near its source,consits of trickles water between moss covers boulders.These trickles join to form a small stream.As the stream widens further for its source it can be inhabited by small animals.Salmon and sea trout may well lay their eggs in these headwaters.Highland birds like peregrine falcons and dippers can be found nearby.

The Amazon River in South America is generally regarded as the second longest river in the world and is by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge of about 209,000 cubic meters per second.

All rivers start at the highest point in an area. As the river flows downstream, it gains more water from other streams, rivers, springs, added rainfall, and other water.

Tributaries are sometimes listed starting with those nearest to the source of the river and ending with those to those nearest to the mouth of the river. The Strahler Stream Order examines the arrangement of tributaries in a hierarchy of first, second, third, and higher orders, with the first order tributary being typically the least in size. For example, a second order tributary would be the result of two or more first order tributaries combining to form the second order tributary.


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