1 The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers… have very fertile land are surrounded by desert have animals that include: water buffalo, antelopes, and gazelles have a subtropical; hot and arid climate have four tributaries have a mouth in the Persian Gulf begin in separate places; the Tigris in Iraq and the Euphrates in Syria border Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Tigris and Euphrates Arabia, Syria, Turkey river and drainage basin. flow through Syria and Iraq The Seine River This picture was taken by Anthony Alkleiski. THE SEINE • The Seine River is the main route for France. They would normally ride on it with ships or cruises. • The Seine flows 480 miles through France. • It is a protection for France. • The Seine River was used for moving goods. • Tourists can take a cruise on the Seine. This is a Seine River cruise. Pictures of the Yangtze River This picture is of the three gorges and This is a picture of the Yangtze the Yangtze River. river at sunset. The picture shows the The Yangtze is Yangtze River open to flowing into the navigation all sea near the year around. The biggest city in picture to the left China, Shanghai. features one of the Three Gorges, The Ganges River “The Ganga, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga.” - Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India, born in Allahabad on the Ganges. The Ganges River • Winds 1,560 miles across northern India, from the Himalayan Mountains to the Indian Ocean, and empties into the Bay of Bengal. • The river’s basin is 200 to 400 miles wide. • The Ganges is a very important icon in the Hindu religion. • It supports nearly half a billion people • The Ganges River possesses strong economic and religious importance. • The Ganges River has been fought over by India and Bangladesh as a source of water. People need the river for irrigation and industrial uses. • As the river gets more polluted, there is even less fresh water and the competition gets more intense.
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