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I follow rivers

I follow rivers

My journey to explore the beautiful rivers of the world

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Meandering  – when rivers snake in the landscape

Meandering  – when rivers snake in the landscape

Meandering is common in the rivers in the lower reaches of the rivers, where the river changes its course through time.

Braided Streams

Braided Streams

One of the most beautiful shapes of the rivers, the braided streams are wider riverbeds where the water is flowing in several channels through the sediment. It is typical for middle stretches of the rivers.

Sediment deposition

Sediment deposition

Rivers and streams deposit sediment along the entire course, in the form of the bars, floodplain deposits, deltas, and rarely alluvial fans. Sediment deposition is important for creating and resetting new habitats.  

The discharge: measuring the water flowing in the river

The discharge: measuring the water flowing in the river

The discharge of a stream is the volume of water that flows past a given point in a unit of time. Usually, we measure the world rivers by its discharge to the sea.

Sediment transport – gravel and send “flows” too

Sediment transport – gravel and send “flows” too

The water is not the only thing that moves in the stream. The sediment, sand, and gravel for example, “flow” too. This sediment transport has a profound effect on river dynamics.

How fast are rivers?

How fast are rivers?

Rivers are so diverse that there are incredible differences in the speed of the flowing, from almost stagnant lake stretches to wild rapids.

Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia

Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia

Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo protects extraordinary biodiversity. It is one of the last stands of nature against the encroaching plantations of the oil palm.

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.

The Mur River source – the charm of the Alps

The Mur River source – the charm of the Alps

The source of the central European river Mura is located in beautiful settings of Austrian Alps. See how it looks like, in photos and videos.


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Rivers connect, not divide

Rivers connect, not divide

River have alwqys been a border, but nowdays, they connect different nations!