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A large stream is a river and earth’s lifeblood. While flowing to the oceans, they drain about 68 % of the earth’s land surface; the remainder is either covered by ice or drains into closed basins. Areas draining to the sea are common in humid regions, whereas those draining to the interior closed basins occur in arid regions or in areas of active tectonic subsidence.


Drainage Basin Stream Channel Drainage Density Drainage Pattern Resistant Rock 
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  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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