Why are rivers important?


Rivers are important because they carry nutrients to all areas of the earth, play a major role in the water cycle and act as drainage channels for surface water among other reasons. It is known that rivers drain almost 75% of the earths land surface.
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Rivers are important because they provide excellent habitat and food for a lot of the earth's organisms. Trees and plants grow by rivers. Animals make their homes near the river. Rivers are a drainage channel for surface water.
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