The rivers of the Pacific basin

The rivers of the Pacific basin

Large rivers of the Pacific Ocean are the Amur, Yellow River, Yangtze and Mekong. The Yangtze is the largest continent river. Its length is 5800 km. Due to the fact that the rivers flow through the subtropical and subequatorial belts and originate from the Tibet Highlands, they feed on rain and glacier waters. Since the Cupid flows in the temperate zone, a significant part of its food is snow, and in winter it freezes. For all rivers of the east of Eurasia, seasonal fluctuations in the amount of water are characteristic. During the summer monsoon rains, they are widely spread, sometimes these floods are catastrophic. In winter the rivers are very shallow.

The Yellow River is peculiar. Flowing in soft rocks, it blurs them, which causes the water to turn yellow. Therefore, Yellow River is considered the most turbid river in the world. During the year, it takes out over 1.3 billion tons of sand and silt into the Yellow Sea.

The rivers of the Pacific basin are used for navigation and fishing. In areas with warm winter for irrigation. Cupid – for rafting. Hydroelectric power stations are built on the mountain sources of rivers.


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The rivers of the Pacific basin