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Rivers that disappear in the continents

Rivers that disappear in the continents

A vast majority of rivers finish their journey to reach the sea. Some rivers, however, disappear in the continent don’t have an outlet to the sea. They are usually karstic lost rivers, or just dry up on the surface, either as an alluvial fan or […]

DRAINAGE BASINS

DRAINAGE BASINS

Each stream, small or large, has a drainage basin, the total area drained by a stream and its tributaries.

THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE

THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE

Rivers are an integral and very important part of the hydrologic cycle.

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Odonata, the dragonflies and damselflies are large flying insects, living near the rivers and their backwaters. These beautiful flyers have fascinating life cycle, living in the water as larvae and airborne a adults.

Gallery: Underwater world of European backwaters

Gallery: Underwater world of European backwaters

European backwaters are rich with all kinds of the animals and the plants. From tiny invertebrates to the giant catfish, it is ecosystem comparable to the tropics.