Greatest river flow

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Greatest river flow

Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 20:15 pm

The Amazon River – Average 200,000 cu. m/sec (7,100,000 cu. ft/sec) and 300,000 cu. m/sec (10 million cu. ft/sec) during floods. The Amazon Basin holds two-thirds of all the flowing freshwater water in the world. It is fed by more than 1,000 tributary rivers from Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and Venezuela.

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