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Important Rivers.

Kingoffrogs

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Below are some economically important rivers. These rivers either serve as a source of water for agriculture, the transportation of goods, the production of hydroelectricity, for drinking water, or for other needs.

Mississippi River:

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- Annually, 420 Million metric tons of freight are transported on the Mississippi River.
- The Mississippi River carries 60% of U.S. grain shipments.
- The Mississippi river carries 22% of oil and gas shipments.

Parana River:

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- 100 million tons of cargo are transported through the Parana-Paraguay Rivers system annually.
- nearly 80% of Paraguayan trade is transported via the Parana River.
- the Itaipu Dam is located on this river, the 2nd largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.

Rio Grande:

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-An estimated 1.8 million acres of crop and pastureland were irrigated with the Rio Grande's waters in 2006.
- The Rio Grande provides drinking water to around 7 million people.
-The RIo Grande was partly used as a geographic feature to use as a border between the USA and Mexico.

Amazon River:

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- The Amazon River is both the longest river in the world and the largest river by water discharge.
- The Amazon River is responsible for about 20% of the Earth's fresh water entering the ocean.

St. Lawrence River:

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- The St. Lawrence River is (obviously) a vital component of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which is vital for trade between the US and Canada, as well as to Canadian overseas trade. It is connected to the Great Lakes, allowing cargo to be shipped from the Gulf of St. Lawrence all the way to Duluth, Minnesota.

Nile River:

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-The Nile Basin is home to a significant amount of irrigated agriculture, with an estimated 5.4 million hectares of equipped area. Egypt has the highest cropping intensity, with approximately 79% of the total cropped area under irrigated agriculture in the Nile Basin.
- The Aswan High Dam is located on the Nile River. It is one of the largest embankment dams in the world, with a total installed capacity of 2100 megawatts, and it produced 1750 megawatts in 2019.

The Rhine River:



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-It is estimated that the Rhine River transports over 200 million tons of goods annually.
-20% of the world's chemical industry is located in the Rhine River Basin.

Danube River:

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-The Danube is a source of drinking water for around 20 million people.
- The Iron Gate damn produces 10.89 Terawatt hours of electricity annually.

Volga River:

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- The Volga River is the longest river in Europe
- The Volga River carries more than 2/3 of Russia's traffic on their inland waterways.
- The dams situated on the Volga River produce 11 million Kilowatts per hour collectively.

Mekong River:

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-The Mekong River has 371 damns along it's length, with 168 of them in Thailand alone.
-Aquatic biodiversity in the Mekong River system is the 2nd highest in the world, the highest being the Amazon River system.

Ganges River:

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-The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin has a hydroelectric potential of around 200,000-250,000 megawatts.
- The Ganges river provides water to 40% of India's population.

Yangtze River:

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-The Yangtze Delta area generates around 20% of China's GDP.
-The Yangtze River has 700+ tributaries.
-The Yangtze River Economic Belt holds 36% of China's water resources, and provides drinking water to 400 million people.
- The Three Gorges Dam is located on the Yangtze River, it is has the highest installed capacity of any hydroelectric power station in the world, clocking in at around 22500 Megawatts.
 

Mungri

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Imagine thinking that anyone here cares about this shit lawl.

Trying to figure out what level of brain degeneracy leads to the OP happening, hmmm.

An insatiable need to impress? Flaunt fake intelligence?

Hmmmmmmm, not NPD ... Borderline? Histrionic?
 

Kingoffrogs

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Imagine thinking that anyone here cares about this shit lawl.

Trying to figure out what level of brain degeneracy leads to the OP happening, hmmm.

An insatiable need to impress? Flaunt fake intelligence?

Hmmmmmmm, not NPD ... Borderline? Histrionic?
None of the above.

Simply high as fuck.
 

hmt5000

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Those Asian river floods are insane though. I'll take US rivers over all of them because they are reliable less destructive during floods. Nile and Amazon only appear less destructive because nobody lives there. LOL.
 
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