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River; River Channel and Tributaries; Source of River; River Gorge; Freshwater For Life; Waterfalls; Rapids In River; Torrent Ducks – Live and Find Food in Rapids; Salmons – the Anti-rapids of river; River Meander; Nutrients And Life; Sediments And The Mud; Floodplains; River Deltas; Junction of Rivers; Damage by Rivers; Dams Over Rivers; Spoiling of Rivers


As the water rushes along the ground, it picks up sand, gravel and small rocks, which can help the water erodes deep paths known as channels. If a river passes over a high ground, it can cut a narrow valley with sides like steep cliffs. This kind of valley is known as ‘river gorge’ or canyon’. The largest river gorge in the world is ‘Grand Canyon’ in Arizona in south-western United States formed by Colorado River. It is 28.8 kilometres (18 miles) wide and 1.8 kilometres (1.125 mile) deep. Five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year.

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