does the water get into a river?
Water from rain, melting snow, and melting ice flows into rivers. The
water in rivers always flows downhill because of gravity. Smaller streams
flow into larger rivers
long does water spend in a river?
It depends on how fast the river or stream is flowing. However, on average,
a water drop spends 16 days traveling through rivers before it moves to
its next journey in the water cycle.
does it get out of the river?
Water leaves rivers when it flows into lakes and oceans. The water that
is in rivers eventually flows into an ocean at a delta like the one in
the picture. The river drops the sand and pebbles that it carried when
it reaches a delta.
don’t rivers run out of water?
At the same time water is leaving a river, more water from precipitation
and melting snow and ice is joining it.