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What are rivers?

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI.While class I rapids are easy to navigate and require little maneuvering, class VI rapids pose threat to life with little or no chance for rescue. River rafting sports are carried out where many rapids […]

River morphology – how does river look like?

River morphology – how does river look like?

Rivers are very diverse bodies of the water. Flow from the hills to the plains in different forms. River morphology describes how does river look like. Please follow and like us:

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks  and other terms

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks and other terms

What is the river, what’s the stream, brook, creek…we encounter these term so many time, often in a different meaning. What in reality is the distinction between a large stream that is a river and smaller bodies of the running water? Please follow and like […]

How to prevent the floods?

How to prevent the floods?

Floods are natural phenomena which we can’t entirely prevent, so we have to adapt. Flood protection comprises both technical and ecological approach. Please follow and like us:

What is a river erosion?

What is a river erosion?

River erosion if one of the most potent agents in sculpting the surface of the Earth. The enormous energy of the water causes destabilizes the riverbed. As a result, rivers cut their own valleys deepening and widening them over long periods of time and carrying […]

Rivers are much more than just the water between the left and right bank

Rivers are much more than just the water between the left and right bank

Rivers are very complex hydrologic systems, not just the water between the banks, what is a common idea for most of the people. Please follow and like us:

What are the rivers?

What are the rivers?

A river or a stream is a body of running water that is confined in a channel and moves downhill under the influence of gravity. It’s the most powerful geologic agent in sculpting the Earth surface and extremely important. Please follow and like us:

River flooding is a natural phenomenon

River flooding is a natural phenomenon

In recent years, we have seen terrible images of the destruction from the floods. Here I will refer the flooding from the river. The water has destroyed homes and other property, even human lives. But, what is the story with the floods? Please follow and […]

Negative effects of the dams on rivers

Negative effects of the dams on rivers

The dams are often advertised as a cheap and green energy source, but this is far from the truth. They have a range of negative effects. Please follow and like us:

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Wetlands act as nature’s water filters.  The Ecological Society of America estimates that they can remove up to 60 percent of the metals in water and up to 90 percent of the sediment from urban and agricultural runoff. Please follow and like us: