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Many industries have grown close to rivers. They have been created as a result of the different activities of the water and have been built by the different actions of the river from either the power it holds the actual water it carries or the sediment that the river holds.[…]

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The wildlife associated with rivers is often concentrated on the fish that is found within them. However, this is not the only natural activity that occurs and the area around rivers is full of different birds, animals and insects. As well as being rich in fauna, the ecosystem is busy[…]

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Rivers have been renowned for the variety and quantity of fish that have been found along their course. In the past this has attracted huge numbers of people to live next to them as they have provided a reliable food source to population. These fresh water fish have given scientists[…]

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As well as rivers having an important role around the world in terms of their interactions with man they have also produced a number of spectacular landforms. These have either been formed by the river eroded away land or rivers depositing its material to form new lands. The river generally[…]

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Central America in the not the largest continent in the world yet it still home to some important rivers. With the region being in area of equatorial climate there is enough rainfall to supply a number of different drainage basins. Border control at Ciudad Juarez on the Rio Grande One[…]

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South America is famed for having the biggest river in the world, the Amazon. There are however, other rivers in the region that do drain large areas and support major cities. The Amazon itself runs for 7000 km and drains almost 7 million square km. Despite flowing mainly through tropical[…]

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In North America many cities have been located on major rivers. In the past the rivers have played a major part in the growth of the cities and they still have a strong influence on the cities today. Minneapolis is located on the Mississippi river and has a population of[…]

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Some of the rivers in the world are found on the Asian continent and they travel through some of the region’s largest cities. However, some of the major cities are on rivers that may not be the longest in the world yet are still vital water ways. China contains some[…]

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Despite the vast size of Australia it has relatively few major river systems. The reason for this is quite simple as over 70% of the country is made up of arid and semi-arid land. The major catchment area of the continent is made up by the Murray River. The river[…]

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There are occasions when it appears that the only river in  African is the River Nile. While there can be no doubt regarding the importance and the influence of the world’s second longest river, there are other rivers that do flow on this continent and have been an important factor[…]

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