Confluences

Also known as a conflux, I have always found the places where rivers meet to be fascinating; just had no idea how very many of them are so dramatic.
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"Cuiabá [River] joins the Paraguay River inside the Pantanal National Park, Pantanal, Brazil" -- Photo by Scott Warren -- Click through to learn of conservation efforts for the world's largest floodplain. Other photos of this confluence: http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/pantanal/images/cuiaba_river.html and http://nationalparkorgenglish.wordpress.com/

"Cuiabá [River] joins the Paraguay River inside the Pantanal National Park, Pantanal, Brazil" -- Photo by Scott Warren -- Click through to learn of conservation efforts for the world's largest floodplain. Other photos of this confluence: http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/pantanal/images/cuiaba_river.html and http://nationalparkorgenglish.wordpress.com/

"Triple Frontier: The Tri-Border Between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay" -- "...this in particular is formed naturally by the convergence of two rivers - the Paraná River and the Iguazu River." Click through to see the monuments in each country and the amazing Iguazu falls.

"Triple Frontier: The Tri-Border Between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay" -- "...this in particular is formed naturally by the convergence of two rivers - the Paraná River and the Iguazu River." Click through to see the monuments in each country and the amazing Iguazu falls.

"Where the Rivers Collide: Park offers look at the confluence of Willamette, Columbia rivers -- Kelley Point Park [in Portland, OR] is the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. / Thomas Patterson | Statesman Journal"

"Where the Rivers Collide: Park offers look at the confluence of Willamette, Columbia rivers -- Kelley Point Park [in Portland, OR] is the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. / Thomas Patterson | Statesman Journal"

"Flooding at the confluence of two great rivers [the Mississippi and the Ohio at Cairo, Illinois]. Photo by John Blair Valley Watch [May 2, 2011]" -- Compare http://pinterest.com/pin/175218241723426989/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/175218241723427550/ for non-flooded photos.

"Flooding at the confluence of two great rivers [the Mississippi and the Ohio at Cairo, Illinois]. Photo by John Blair Valley Watch [May 2, 2011]" -- Compare http://pinterest.com/pin/175218241723426989/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/175218241723427550/ for non-flooded photos.

"Easter Creek and Kilik River confluence -- Aerial of the Brooks Range mountains, arctic Alaska. Confluence of Easter Creek and Kilik River, Gates of the Arctic National Park." (With rainbow bonus!) Prints available at click-through; photo by Patrick J. Endres.

"Easter Creek and Kilik River confluence -- Aerial of the Brooks Range mountains, arctic Alaska. Confluence of Easter Creek and Kilik River, Gates of the Arctic National Park." (With rainbow bonus!) Prints available at click-through; photo by Patrick J. Endres.

"Where Two Oceans meet" -- Conflict over where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet; officially, it's off Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Shown: "The RAF's Red Falcons jumped over Cape Agulhas - the small peninsula at the bottom of the photograph. The oceans don't respect any lines that are drawn by man..." Click through for more photos and explanations.

"Where Two Oceans meet" -- Conflict over where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet; officially, it's off Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Shown: "The RAF's Red Falcons jumped over Cape Agulhas - the small peninsula at the bottom of the photograph. The oceans don't respect any lines that are drawn by man..." Click through for more photos and explanations.

Confluence of the Yazoo River and the Mississippi, in Vicksburg, MS, where "Station" is the soon-to-be-open train museum.

Confluence of the Yazoo River and the Mississippi, in Vicksburg, MS, where "Station" is the soon-to-be-open train museum.

Not a confluence, but still unmixed color shown here in "Green is the colour: Landmarks lit up to celebrate St Patrick's Day [2012]" -- Shown: "America: Workers spread an orange powder to dye the Chicago River green before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade"

Green is the colour: Landmarks lit up to celebrate St Patrick's Day

Not a confluence, but still unmixed color shown here in "Green is the colour: Landmarks lit up to celebrate St Patrick's Day [2012]" -- Shown: "America: Workers spread an orange powder to dye the Chicago River green before the start of St. Patrick's Day Parade"

"Mixing of the clear Thompson River water with the muddy waters of the Fraser River at Lytton, B.C."

"Mixing of the clear Thompson River water with the muddy waters of the Fraser River at Lytton, B.C."

"Confluence of...Rio Uruguay & tributary, Misiones province, Argentina. Drastically cleared to make way for farming, the tropical rainforest of Argentina is now in some areas a less effective defense against erosion than it was in the past. The heavy rains in the province...wash the soil & carry off significant quantities of iron-rich earth into...Rio Uruguay, turning the waters a dark, reddish colour...this sediment is dumped in the estuary of...Rio de la Plata..." More at click-through.

"Confluence of...Rio Uruguay & tributary, Misiones province, Argentina. Drastically cleared to make way for farming, the tropical rainforest of Argentina is now in some areas a less effective defense against erosion than it was in the past. The heavy rains in the province...wash the soil & carry off significant quantities of iron-rich earth into...Rio Uruguay, turning the waters a dark, reddish colour...this sediment is dumped in the estuary of...Rio de la Plata..." More at click-through.

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