Essay about Water: Great Colorado River

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Jourdan Thomas
Second Period
Jourdan Thomas
Second Period

The world is made up of 2/3 water. This includes rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. This also includes oceans and is affected by water pollution, clean-up, and the water cycle.

Rivers and streams
Rivera and streams can be very disparate, but they can also be very analogous. When you think river, you think small body of water flowing on different surfaces all over the planet. But what is a river really? It’s simple…A river is water on a surface of land. It moves all over the land drifting from higher altitudes down into lower altitudes. This drifting is due to the earths gravitational force and newtons law which states what comes up must come down.
Our world is surrounded by rivers. Rivers are essential to the welfare of the human race. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world. It discharges at 4 cubic miles each day. The Mississippi River (North America’s Largest River) discharges at a mean rate of 620,000 feet3 per second. The Great Congo River is the worlds' second largest river. It discharges at about 4 cubic miles per day. The Columbia River discharges at a rate of less than 75 cubic meters per year. Last and ironically least, The Great Colorado River; The great Colorado River discharges only about 5 cubic miles annually.
Have you ever conjectured how a river is established? Water from different sources, including melting snow and springs, drift downstream from their high-points; these streams slowly but surely create rivers. Areas formed at the end of the river (often referred to as the “mouth” of the river) are called River Deltas. These landforms are created essentially by erosion. The Process of erosion ensues as rivers assemble and inscribe the land. The rivers graze into the land as they flow. How does erosion initiate the creation of River Deltas, you may ask? Well, as the river incises the terrain, it outpaces objects. Heavier objects are discarded firstly, and then the more diminutive objects (such as soil) are cast-off. The soil left