20 Rivers I-3 - Total Length of the Longest Rivers Mississippi/Missouri = 3902 miles Nile = 4135 miles Amazon = 3980 miles Yangtze = 3917 miles

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Congo Watershed 1,335,000 mi 2 700,000 mi 2 of tropical rainforest Discharge: 41,800 m³/s 3,000 mi 2 lost each year 2 nd Largest Amazon: 319,000 m³/sec West Africa
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confluence mouth Mississippi Watershed 1,151,000 sq mi Discharge: 12,800 m 3 /sec 3 rd Largest
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confluence tributary headwaters mouth Watershed (basin) Headwaters: the source of the river Mouth: end of river Confluence: the point where two rivers meet Tributary: a smaller river which flows into a larger river Watershed/River Components Length = headwaters to mouth
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Unformatted text preview: Total Length of the Longest Rivers Mississippi/Missouri = 3902 miles Nile = 4135 miles Amazon = 3980 miles Yangtze = 3917 miles Mouth of Nile Congo Extra Credit 1. The largest watershed on earth is ______________ 2. The Amazon River is responsible for ___% of freshwater flow to the oceans. 3. The point where two rivers meet is a _______________ 4. The longest river in the world is ___________________ 5. The longest river in the U.S. is ____________________...
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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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20 Rivers I-3 - Total Length of the Longest Rivers Mississippi/Missouri = 3902 miles Nile = 4135 miles Amazon = 3980 miles Yangtze = 3917 miles

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