Rivers are natural watercourses of moving fresh water.

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People use rivers for many things:

  • To get food (fish).


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FRESHWATER FISH ARE YUMMY, YUMMY!!

  • To get fresh water.


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IN SOME PLACES, PEOPLE STILL GET WATER DIRECTLY FROM THE RIVERS

  • To generate electricity.


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  • To transport things and people.


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RIVERS ARE USED TO TRANSPORT PEOPLE AND THNGS


  • To eliminate waste water after treatment (dirty water - clean water).


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WASTE WATER HAVE TO BE TREATED



Many animals and plants live in rivers (water is a habitat for both).

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ANIMALS AND PLANTS CAN LIVE IN RIVERS


The lands next to rivers are called riverbanks. Riverbanks are very fertile, so people use them to grow crops such as vegetables, fruit and rice.


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RIVERBANKS ARE VERY FERTILE


Usually, rivers are born in the mountains and flow downhill into another river, a lake, the sea or the ocean.

Rivers in the mountains are narrow and fast.


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On plains, rivers are wide and slow.


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Time for videos.

Do you want to know which are the top 10 longest rivers in the world? So watch the following video.




And what about learning how to produce electricity with water? So watch the following video.