Things You Should Know About Ephemeral Rivers
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Some of the most famous rivers in the world such as the Amazon and the Nile have been around for thousands of years and stay relatively constant from season to season. However, despite the fame of these year-round streams, rivers that come and go with the seasons are equally as interesting. These bodies of water are called ephemeral rivers and only flow after heavy rainfall or snowmelt. When there's not enough precipitation to start a current, these rivers exist only as dry channels that cut across the land.
Ephemeral rivers are beloved by ecologists since they're fascinating in terms of biodiversity and climate. If these dynamic ecological features have piqued your interest, here are three of the most important facts that you should know about them.