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


  • New Sensors Installed to Monitor Iowa Flooding
    POLK COUNTY, Iowa — More tools are going in across the state to help Iowa better prepare for flooding. An engineer added a new stream stage sensor on the bridge over Spring Creek on Southeast 32nd Street just east of Des Moines, it is just one of 250 monitors being added on small tributaries before the end of the year. The Iowa Flood Center has been working on t Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'
  • U-Md. Studies Hormones in Chesapeake Tributaries
    University of Maryland researchers are getting federal funds to study the concentration and effects of hormone pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'
  • What will it take to clean the Ganga?
    The Government launched the first phase of the Ganga Action Plan (GAP-1) in 1986; 25 cities in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, along the stretch of the river, were selected. GAP-II was initiated in 1993; it included the river’s tributaries — the Yamuna, the Gomti, the Damodar and the Mahanadi. Read more on this news related to 'Tributaries'

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