Question

Which type of drainage pattern is formed when the river channel follows the slope of the terrain?

A

Radial

B

Rectangular

C

Trellis

D

Dendritic

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
D

Dendritic

The Dendritic pattern develops where the river channel follows the slope of the terrain. The stream with its tributaries resembles the braches of a tree, thus the name dendritic.
A river Joined by its tributaries, at approximately right angles, develops a trellis pattern. A trellis drainage pattern develops where hard and soft rocks exist parallel to each other.
A rectangular drainage pattern develops on a strongly jointed rocky terrain. The radial pattern develops when streams flow in different directions from a central peak or dome like Structure.
Hence, option is the correct answer.

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