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  River article - River Murray River Australia Australia waterway streams stream creek - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
Rivers may be crossed by fords, bridges, ferries or tunnels.
River management is an ongoing activity as rivers tend to 'undo' the modifications made by man. Dredged channels silt up, sluice mechanisms deteriorate with age, levees and dams may suffer seepage or catastrophic failure.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Rivers   (1065 words)

  
 River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lower end of a river is its base level, commonly called its mouth, a river typically widens at its end and forms what is known as a delta or estuary.
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is.
The River in the Riverworld novels of Philip José Farmer.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rivers   (1463 words)

  
 Yalu River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Yalu (Amnok) River is a river on the border between China and North Korea.
The Korean side of the river was heavily industrialized during the Japanese Colonial Period (1910-1945), and by 1945 almost 20% of Japan's total industrial output originated in Korea.
The river is important for hydroelectric power, and one of the largest hydroelectric dams in Asia is in, 100 m high and over 850 m long, located upstream from Sinuiju.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Yalu_River   (333 words)

  
 River Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Starting at the mouth of the river and following it upstream as it branches again and again the resulting river network forms a dendritic (tree-like) structure that is an example of a natural random fractal.
It is difficult to measure the length of a river, mainly because rivers have a fractal property, which means that the more precise the measure, the longer the river will seem.
Meuse - principal river of the southern provinces of the Netherlands and eastern Belgium.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/River   (2029 words)

  
 Huang He - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The headwaters of the Huang He lie in the Kunlun Mountains in north-western Qinghai province, where the river originates at an elevation of 4,500 m in the located on the northern slope of the in the Qingzang Plateau.
The river turns then to flow almost straight to the south, forming the border between the Provinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi.
It amounts to only one fifteenth of that of the Yangtze and only one-fifth of that of the Pearl River, although the drainage area of the latter is less than half that of the Huang He.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Yellow_River   (709 words)

  
 List of rivers of Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These are the main rivers of Europe (ecologically, the extreme west of the Palearctic ecozone - which includes Russia in the east).
Rivers that flow into other rivers are in the orographic order, i.e., by the proximity of their points of confluence to the sea.
The rivers are sorted from west (Tarifa) to east (Reggio Calabria).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rivers_of_Europe   (492 words)

  
 Roe River Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A river consists of several basic parts, originating from headwaters or a spring (water)spring at the source (river)source, that flow into the main stream.
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring (water)spring, forming from glacierglacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, bogboggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
Rivers may be crossed by ford (river)fords, bridges, ferryferries or tunnels.
www.echostatic.com /Roe_River.html   (1466 words)

  
 Learn more about River in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rivers that carry large amounts of sediment develop conspicuous deltass at their mouths.
They end at their sink where they flow into a larger body of water, the sea, a lake, or as a tributary to another (usually larger) river.
Often the building of dams affects the whole of the river, even the part above the dam, as migrating fish are hindered and waterflow is no longer bounded by seasonal changes.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /r/ri/river.html   (945 words)

  
 Xiang River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Xiang River (also as Xiangjiang River, Chinese:湘江 or "湘水", pinyin: Xiāng Jiāng, Xiāng Shǔi; Wade-Giles: "hsiāng chiāng" or "hsiāng shuǐ"), in older transliterations as the Siang River or Hsiang River, is a river in southern China.
People say the Xiang and the Lijiang River share the same origination because of connecting the two rivers of the Lingqu Canal that it is located in Xing'an county, and 70 per centage of water in Lingqu flows in the Xiang and 30 percent flows in the Lijiang.
The Zheng River (蒸水) converges with the Xiang in Chengbei District (城北區), Hengyang
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/X/Xiang-River.htm   (395 words)

  
 River Article, River Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Passage via a river or stream is the usual way rainfall on land finds its way to the ocean or other large body of watersuch as a lake.
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of watersuch as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places wherethe soil is waterlogged.
River management is an ongoing activity as rivers tend to 'undo' the modifications made by man. Dredged channels silt up,sluice mechanisms deteriorate with age, levees and dams may suffer seepage or catastrophic failure.
www.anoca.org /rivers/principal/river.html   (1069 words)

  
 Adventure Book & Guide: Rivers of an Unknown Land   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tables contain the list of rivers of the certain area which are interest for whitewater run and some parameters that allow to estimate what to expect from the river.
Thus, the numerous rivers of the Altai are assured a healthy and steady supply of water throughout the spring and summer, as the melting snow followed by melting glaciers and summer rain.
The rivers of the region mainly belong to the Amur basin.
www.raft.org /ruol.html   (5948 words)

  
 List of rivers of Oceania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Northern Rivers U3A This is a non-prfit organisation for retirees.
American Rivers American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America's rivers and to fostering a river stewardship ethic.
It is located south of Asia, north of Antarctica and at the border between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-List_of_rivers_of_Oceania.html   (425 words)

  
 International Rivers Network: South East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rivers play a central role in the lives of millions of people in Southeast Asia.
Rivers and their catchments – the lifeblood of the region – are increasingly under threat from ill–conceived development schemes.
In Thailand, IRN works with communities affected by the Pak Mun and Rasi Salai Dams on the Mun River who are demanding that the gates of both dams be permanently opened and the river restored.
www.irn.org /programs/seasia   (966 words)

  
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Wades-Giles as Hwang-ho), literally the Yellow River, is at 5,463 km the second longest river in China, only surpassed by the Chang Jiang.
During the long history of China, Huang He was considered as a blessing from the heaven as well as a devil from the hell.
602 to present, the river's course made at least 5 major large-scale changes in direction and its levees were breached more than 1,500 times.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Huang_He   (283 words)

  
 peace river information
- The river channel may be dredged to make it deeper for navigation or to prevent flooding.
- Lena - principal river of northeastern Siberia
- The River in the Riverworld novels of Philip José Farmer.
www.war-against-terror.net /peace-river.htm   (1443 words)

  
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Where a river descends quickly over sloped topography, rapids with whitewater or even waterfallss occur.
Rapids are often used for recreational purposes (see Whitewater canoeing and kayaking).
The River in the Riverworld novels of Philip Jose Farmer
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/r/ri/river.html   (855 words)

  
 List of rivers in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of rivers, which are at least partially located in China:
White Jade River - looses itself in the Taklamakan desert
Table of rivers in China with Chinese names and useful data
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rivers_in_China   (116 words)

  
 Huang He - Famous Chinese Rivers - Travel to China
The headwaters of the Huang He lie in the Kunlun Mountains in north-western Qinghai province, where the river originates at an elevation of 4,500 metrem in the Yekuzonglie Basin located on the northern slope of the Bayankera Mountains in the Qingzang Plateau.
The river turns then to flow almost straight to the south, forming the border between the Province of ChinaProvinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi.
It amounts to only one fifteenth of that of the Yangtze RiverYangtze and only one-fifth of that of the Pearl River (China)Pearl River, although the drainage area of the latter is less than half that of the Huang He.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Huang_He   (746 words)

  
 Lesson Plans - Life on the Rivers of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This lesson is one in a series developed in collaboration with The Asia Society, with support from the Freeman Foundation, highlighting the geography and culture of Asia and its people.
Ask students to find the source (or beginning) of each of the three rivers and then trace their paths to the mouths (where the river feeds into a body of water) on a map of Asia.
Tell students that they will be creating their river scene by drawing the background of their river environment on the diorama, and they'll show how they live on the river by creating pop-up visuals which are glued to the base of the diorama.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/04/gk2   (1052 words)

  
 List of rivers of Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Huang He (Yellow River) - China - Yellow Sea
Pearl River - China - South China Sea
Tumen River - China, North Korea, Russia - Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rivers_of_Asia   (190 words)

  
 Tumen River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Tumen (Duman) River is a river in northeast Asia, on the border between China and North Korea in its upper reaches, and between North Korea and Russia in its lower stretches.
The name of the river comes from the Jurchen tumen, which means "ten thousand."
The river is 521 km long, rising in the Changbai (Jangbaek) Mountains and flowing into the Sea of Japan.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tumen_River   (131 words)

  
 International Rivers Network: South Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the evening of April 7, 2005, when thousands of pilgrims were bathing in the Narmada River to celebrate a Hindu festival, the Indira Sagar Dam authorities suddenly discharged water from the reservoir.
The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri project is a hydropower scheme on the Sutlej river in Kinnaur and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas.
International Rivers Network reports on how the World Bank is implementing its Infrastructure Action Plan, and concludes that the new high–risk strategy "has not incorporated the lessons of past experience, will exacerbate conflicts, and will not help to reach the Millenium Development Goals".
www.irn.org /programs/india   (1375 words)

  
 Highest lowest biggest smallest tallest deepest oldest youngest Continents Countries Cities Dependencies Deserts ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some still aspire to gain independence, while others would be unable to survive as an independent country based on global positioning and economic conditions.
Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city.
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures.
www.graphicmaps.com /geoquiz/thelist.htm   (583 words)

  
 List of rivers of Asia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These are the major (A large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)) Rivers of (The largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations) Asia.
(A major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta) Huang He (Yellow River) - China - (Part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia) Yellow Sea
Vaigai River - (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) India
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_rivers_of_asia.htm   (1235 words)

  
 List of rivers by continent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of rivers by continent
Note: List of rivers treats North and South America together, but Australia and Oceania separately.
This page was last modified 22:33, 5 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rivers_by_continent   (59 words)

  
 Articles - Category:Lists of rivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
List of rivers of the Americas by coastline
List of rivers in Central American and the Caribbean
List of United States Virgin Islands rivers and streams
www.lastring.com /articles/Category:Lists_of_rivers   (84 words)

  
 Southeast Asia Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Contents: Democracy and the state in Southeast Asia / Carl A. Trocki -- The sinking schooner / Mary P. Callahan -- Crime, society and politics in Thailand / James Ockey -- Murder, Inc., Cavite / John T. Sidel -- Muslim power brokers and the Phillipines [sic] nation-state / Patricio N. Abinales.
A publication in cooperation between the Universities' Historical Research Center, Yangon [and] the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, supported by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
 Financial crisis in Asia : hearing before the Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific and International Economic Policy and Trade of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, February 4, 1998.
www.library.cornell.edu /Asia/acc/may99_sea.html   (1440 words)

  
 [Eco-list] [HelpAsia] East and SE Asia Activists Unite to Protect Rivers, Fight Dams (fwd)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chainarong Srettachau, Director of Thai NGO Southeast Asia Rivers Network, the local organizer for the meeting, said, "the joining together of groups from all over East and SE Asia will provide a powerful force to protect the rights of communities who depend on rivers for their survival.
We have recognized that we share common problems caused by dams the appropriation of local communities' rights to their rivers and water resources by governments and private developers.
People from 12 countries in the East and SE Asia region, and from the United States, Norway and Australia, have come here today to express our support for your struggle.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/eco-list/2000-July/000110.html   (397 words)

  
 National Rivers: River Law in Asia, on river conservation, river navigability, river access, Asia paddling, Asia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
National Rivers: River Law in Asia, on river conservation, river navigability, river access, Asia paddling, Asia canoeing, Asia kayaking, Asia rafting, Asia fly-fishing, and river ownership.
The National Rivers Website and the Rivers of Asia section are made possible by the generosity of the members of the National Organization for Rivers (NORS.) To start or extend your membership, go to NORS Memberships.
The National Rivers Website is part of Adventure Sports Online.
www.nationalrivers.org /world/as-law.htm   (147 words)

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