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The Catawba River Basin is the eighth largest river system in the state of North Carolina and contains 3,042 miles of streams. The Basin is in the west central region of North Carolina encompassing 3,305 square miles or ... More »

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A river basin is the land water must cross to reach a river. A river basin collects all available water from various tributaries, creeks and streams in its area. More »

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Increased flooding, reduced water quality and disruption in wetland ecosystem are the effects sediment buildup in a river basin. Sediment buildup also has negative impacts on man-made infrastructure and water navigation. More »

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The Orinoco is the largest river in Venezuela and the eighth largest river in the world. Its source is in the highlands of Guiana near the Brazilian border, and it runs 1,330 miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean... More »

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The area drained by a river is called the river basin or drainage basin. This is the region where the waters of the river and its tributaries collect before draining into the sea or a large lake at its mouth. More »

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Increased flooding, reduced water quality and disruption in wetland ecosystem are the effects sediment buildup in a river basin. Sediment buildup also has negative impacts on man-made infrastructure and water navigation. More »

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The Brahmaputra River originates on the Tibet Plateau and runs for about 1,800 miles through Tibet, India and Bangladesh. It joins the Ganges River from China in Bangladesh and empties into the Bay of Bengal. More »

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