Question

A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream is known as ________.

A

Tributary

B

Distributary

C

Meander

D

Estuary

Medium

Solution

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Distributary

A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream is known as distributary. Distributaries are mainly form on river deltas. The phenomenon of distributary formation is known as bifurcation. Distributaries usually occur as a stream near a lake or the ocean. The opposite of a distributary is a tributary.

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