Tributaries

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Tributaries Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Tributaries Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A tributary of a river is another river that flows into it. If one river flows into a second river, then the first river is a tributary of the second river. A tributary is a body of water that flows into another body of water.

The opposite of a tributary is a distributary, a river that branches off from the main flow of water.



Tributaries Sample Sentences in News


  • Water Shortage Direction renewed for Opihi River
    Another Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – came into effect from Wednesday March 11 for 14 days. This Direction is to ensure that the Opihi River continues to sustain environmental flows for the health of the river. Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'
  • District Fishing Report: 3.13.15
    Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): While ice fishing off the mouths of Elk and Walnut creeks, anglers caught steelhead on tipped jigs. Tributaries were frozen and extreme caution was advised on Presque Isle Bay following an icebreaker’s cutting of a commerce channel. Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'
  • Water Shortage Direction renewed for Opihi and tributaries
    A fifth Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – has been amended effective from Friday March 6 for a further 10 days. Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'

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