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The Sediments And The Mud

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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 a river travels far away from its source, the water runs more slowly. It no longer has the power to cut into the land. Instead, it gently wears away the banks. The river carries fine mud and sand, known as ‘sediment’. The “Yellow River” in China is called the muddiest river in the world. It carries more sediments than any other river. A heavy rain can drop more water in the river channel than it can hold. The river overflows its banks, causing flood.

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