The Amazon, Nile and Mississippi rivers have a number of similarities, including several very large tributaries, a mouth that empties into a major ocean or gulf and incredible size.Continue Reading
The Mississippi River has many small tributaries, but its primary tributaries are the Ohio River and the Missouri River. The Amazon River also has a large number of tributaries, including the Rio Negro, which is one of the largest rivers in the world in terms of volume. The Nile’s primary tributary is the Atbara River.
The Mississippi River empties into the Gulf of Mexico, while the Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea. The Amazon River travels all of the way across South America, beginning in Peru and ending in the Atlantic Ocean. All three of these large rivers create expansive delta regions by dragging dirt and sediment down the river channel and dumping it into the ocean.
These rivers are incredibly large in terms of both length and volume. The Amazon is the longest of the three and carries more water than the other two. The Nile is approximately 4,160 miles long and carries 99,000 cubic feet of water per second, while the Amazon is approximately 4,225 miles long and carries approximately 7,381,000 cubic feet of water per second. The Mississippi River only spans 2,340 miles, but it carries approximately 593,000 cubic feet per second.Learn more about Bodies of Water
A river system is a way of describing the larger networks of streams, lakes and rivers that are part of a larger river's network of tributaries and distributaries; for example, multiple rivers, including the Ohio, Red and Missouri rivers empty into the Mississippi River, serving as tributaries and are part of the Mississippi River's system. These waterways are interconnected and the health of one of these rivers can have an impact on other waterways in the same river system. Additionally, land can be part of a river system, such as the flood plains and wetlands that are impacted by a main river and its tributaries and distributaries.Full Answer >
Some of the major tributaries of the Mississippi River include Big Black River, Red River, White River, Arkansas River and Ohio River. Major sub-tributaries include the Tennessee River and the Platte River.Full Answer >
The Nile is a freshwater river, and it supplies Egypt with the majority of its fresh water. Historically, Nile River civilizations were able to avoid the problem of excessive salt ruining arable land by using the natural flooding of the Nile rather than irrigation to water their crops.Full Answer >
There are a variety of animals that live near or on the Nile River, including the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, monitor lizard, perch, catfish, red-billed ibis and the pied kingfisher. The animal most synonymous with the Nile Rive may be the Nile crocodile.Full Answer >