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Interesting Facts About Watershed

Get to know 10 amazing watershed facts by playing this quiz!
Neha Riyaz Nov 26, 2020
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It is a land area drained by a river and its tributaries. It is sometimes also called a drainage basin.
Basic info
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Micro watershed, macro watershed, sub-watershed, milli-watershed, and mini watershed are the five types of watersheds.
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Watersheds are divided into three types by area viz., small size (<250km), medium size (from 250sq. km. to 2,500 km), and large watershed (>250km).
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Mississippi watershed is North America's largest drainage basin that consists of many tributaries. Out of them, the one formed by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is the world's fourth longest.
Fast Fact
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The Congo River watershed (4M km2) is the second largest river basin in the world after that of the Amazon River.
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The three rivers that drain the most water are the Amazon, Ganga, and Congo rivers.
Trivia
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Watersheds can be either natural (lakes, ponds) or man-made waterbodies (reservoirs, ditches).
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An area covered by a watershed can be inhabited by all living beings who then share water with one another.
Fact of the Matter
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The highest elevation surrounding a lake or river segment determines the boundary of the watershed.
Quick Fact
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Water development includes conservation, reccycling, and judicious use of the water resources like underground water, rivers etc., and lands within the watershed area.
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