20 Rivers I-2 - Large Watersheds Amazon Watershed the size...

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Large Watersheds
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Amazon Watershed ¾ the size of United States 2,720,000 sq mi 80 – 110 ‘’ rainfall/year World’s Largest Watershed 2000
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The Amazon River largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the next top ten largest rivers combined.
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World Hydrology Mouth of Amazon Discharge: 319,000 m³ per sec. 20% of freshwater entering the oceans
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Watershed Biodiversity 2.5 million insect species 2000 bird and mammal species 75,000 types of trees/km
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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