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Unformatted text preview: eventually caused a reversal of flow, to the present west to east direction. This river system is one of the world's most important river systems. The Amazon River makes up for 1/5 of the earth's fresh water. Each year the Amazon River empties tons of solid particles into the Ocean. This contains lots of fish food. When I was young, I heard a rumor that U.S. pays million dollars to Brazil for Amazon River every year. When I was reading this article, I realized why that kind of rumor made. I do not think the rumor is true, but without Amazon River, anything cannot survive....
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- Spring '11