Rivers homework – due in Tue 12 April

Research a river from any country around the world and write 5 facts about it, then post it on the blog. 

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  1. River Douglas

    .The river Douglas is a river that flows through Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
    . In 1892 the Douglas was diverted in Wigan to allow the construction of Wigan Central railway station.
    .The Douglas flows for 35 miles
    .It was used as a waterway from the sea to Wigan
    .It has a lot of locks some of them are still there today

  2. The Mississippi River
    1. The Mississippi River combines with the Missouri River which makes it the longest river in North America-also the fourth largest in the world; it goes on for 2320 miles-not including the Missouri River-or 3730km.
    2. It helped the aboriginals who lived in North America thrive, and later in North America’s life, it helped boost GDP growth in the great depression; which also helped us win WW2!
    3. The Mississippi River flows through these 10 states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    4. The first bridge built across the Mississippi River was in 1855 with the first railroad bridge finished a year later in 1856.
    5. The Mississippi River’s drainage basin (the area from which it collects water) covers parts of 31 US states and 2 provinces of Canada.

  3. The river Nile

    • The River Nile is in Africa.
    • The river Nile is the longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km) long.
    • The Nile flows northward and drains c.1,100,000 sq mi (2,850,000 sq km).
    • Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest lake, is generally thought of as the source of the River Nile.
    • The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

  4. The amazon river

    -The Amazon River is found in South America, spanning across Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
    -The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world
    It flows a length of around 6,400 km
    -The Amazon is home to many deadly animals such as; electric eels, flesh eating piranhas, poison dart frogs, jaguars and some seriously venomous snakes!
    -The Amazon is so long that it is said to be responsible for one fith of the fresh water that reaches the oceans!

  5. The river Thams is 346 KM (215 miles.)
    The area of floodplain is 896 KM squared.
    The width of the river Thames gets bigger the futher you go.
    The river Thames flows through the Eastern of England.
    It is the longest river in England.

  6. .The river nile in Africa is the longest river in the world
    .The river Douglas flows throw Lancashire and Greater Manchester
    .The river Douglas is 35 miles long
    .The river Nile flows into the Mediterranean sea
    .The river Douglas has lots of locks just like other rivers

  7. 1. The longest river in the world is the Nile River it reaches around 6650 kilometres .
    2. Rivers have many uses which include fishing , bathing , transport , rafting and swimming among others.
    3. Small river often have different names which include creek, street and brook.
    4. Most of the world,s major cities re located near the banks of rivers.
    5. The Gangers ,Yangtze and indus rivers are tree of the most polluted on earth.

  8. Difrent rivers

    *The rivers lead into the occen
    *rivers are fresh water not salt water
    *when a stream meets another and they merge together/the smaller streem is known as a tributary
    *it takes many tributary streams to form a river
    *rivers flow in channels.

  9. The river Nile
    1.•The length of the Nile River is approximately 6650 kilometres (4132 miles). It is believed to be the longest river in the world.
    2.•The Nile River has huge significance in regards to Ancient Egypt. Most of Ancient Egypt’s historical sites are located along the banks of the Nile River including cities such as Luxor and Cairo.
    3.•In 1787, the famous Rosetta stone was found in the Nile Delta in the city of Rosetta. This Ancient Egyptian artifact played a key role in modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
    4.•Around 40 million people (half of Egypt’s population) live in the Nile Delta region.
    5.•The Aswan High Dam was built in 1970 to help regulate flooding of the Nile River. Before the Aswan Dam was built, years that featured high levels of water could wipe out crops while years of low level water could produce famines and drought. The dam helps control these water levels.

  10. River Jordon
    The Jordan River is a river in Southwest Asia that flows through the Great Rift Valley into the Dead Sea.
    Did you know that the River Jordon is the lowest river in the world?
    The Jordan River is more than 223 miles (360 kilometres) long.
    It flows through a deep, narrow valley with steep sides.
    Little rain falls in the Jordan River valley. This makes the river’s water very important to farmers in the region.

  11. .The river Douglas runs though
    Lancashire.
    .The river Thames runs though London
    .The river Nile is the
    Biggest river in the world.
    .The river Nile runs from Egypt to Africa
    . The river Dee is in Chester city centre
    The river rises above Wales.

  12. The Amazon River
    • The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
    • The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles). During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width.
    • There are over 3000 known species of fish that live in the Amazon River, with more constantly being discovered.
    • The Amazon River is also home to the piranha, a meat eating type of fish! Being carnivores, piranhas are known to attack in groups, preying on livestock that strays into the water and possibly appearing in one or two of your own nightmares!

  13. The swan river

    .The swan river is a river in the south -west of Western Australia
    .It’s Aboriginal name is the Derbarl Yerrigan
    .The river was named Swarte Swaene-Revier by Dutch explorer, Willemstad De Vlamingh in 1697, after the famous black swans of the area.
    .The swan river flows through the city of Perth
    .There are over 130 species of fish including bull sharks, Ray’s and bottle nose Dolphins in the river

  14. The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

    The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles). During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) in width.

    There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities.

    There are over 3000 known species of fish that live in the Amazon River, with more constantly being discovered.

    Anacondas lurk in the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin, they are one of the largest snakes in the world and occasionally attack larger animals such as goats that get to close the water.

  15. The River Thames

    + The length of the River Thames is 346 km (215 miles).

    + There are in all 47 locks in the river.

    + The River Thames is the second longest river in the UK.

    + The River Thames is home to over 25 species of fish.

    + The Thames flows through 16 cities and key towns.

    (The plus symbol is meant to be a bullet point).

  16. The River Douglas
    1. The River Douglas can also be called the river Aslam or Astlam.
    2.The River Douglas is 35 miles long (56km).
    3.The River Douglas technically changes its name in its lower reaches around Tarleton and Hesketh Bank to the River Asland or Astland although these names are not now in such common usage as they once were.
    4.In 1892 the Douglas was diverted in Wigan to allow the construction of Wigan Central railway station.
    5. It flows through Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

  17. . The river Nile is in Northern Africa,Egypt.
    . The river is approximately 4,160 miles .
    .only 22% of the river runs through Egypt .
    .the river runs through five countries
    . The average amount of water is 3.1 million
    That’s my facts about the river Nile

  18. Amazon River

    1. The Amazon River in South America is the largest River by dischars of water in the world.

    2. Length of the Amazon River is 6,992.

    3. The basin area is 7.05 million km.

    4. The source is Mismi.

    5. The mouth is ,Alantic ocean.

  19. The River Seine

    .The River Seine is a massive river that flows straight through Paris, the capital of France

    .The River Seine is the second biggest River in all of France

    .There are more than 30 bridges over the River Seine

    .The River is slow flowing and easy to navigate

    .Tourists can take boats up and down the River Seine

  20. THE RIVER GANGES

    1 The river Ganges flows from the Western Himalayas ( the
    high mountain ranges). The Ganges flows through India and
    into Bangladesh.

    2 The Ganges is 1,569 miles long.

    3 The Ganges is the most sacred river in India.

    4 The Ganges is the 5th most polluted river in the world,
    threatening fish and endangering the lives of the Ganges
    dolphin.

    5 Before there were railways and motor vehicles, the Ganges
    was important for ships as transportation.

  21. Amazon River
    1. The Amazon River is located in South America. it runs through Guyana Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru
    2. The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles)
    3. During the wet season, the Amazon River can reach over 190 kilometres (120 miles) width
    4. There are no bridges across the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through the rainforest rather than roads or cities
    5. The largest city along the Amazon River is Manaus. Located in Brazil it is home to over 1.7million people

  22. River Colorado

    • The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
    • Rising in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the river flows generally Southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada border, where it turns South toward the international border.
    • The Colorado River is the mighty river known for basically making the Grand Canyon but taking away all the evidence for it with the water.
    • Beginning with small bands of hunter-gatherers, Native Americans have inhabited the Colorado River for at least 8,000 years.
    • After the greater Colorado River basin became part of the U.S in 1846, the bulk of the river’s course was still largely the subject of myths and speculation.

  23. The river nile
    The River Nile is in the continent Africa.The countries the river flows through are Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Burudi and Egypt.The length is aproximately 6,695 kilometers(4,160 miles).The number of smaller rivers (tributaries) that feed into the River Nile is two.The source of it is Burudi in central Africa.The mouth is Egypt and it leads into the Mediterranean sea.

  24. TᕼE ᖇIᐯEᖇ ᑎIᒪE

    * The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
    * The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
    * The Nile has a length of about 4,160 miles
    * The Nile is huge and includes parts of Tanzania, Burundi,Rwanda and other places .
    * The Nile receives its name from the Greek Neilos, which means a valley or river valley.

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