In geography , a CONFLUENCE is the meeting of two or more bodies of
water. Also known as a conflux, it refers either to the point where a
tributary joins a larger river , (main stem ), or where two streams
meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as the
confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers in
Pennsylvania creating the Ohio
The term is also used to describe the meeting of tidal or other
non-riverine bodies of water, such as two canals or a canal and a
lake. A one-mile (1.6 km) portion of the
Industrial Canal in New
Orleans accommodates the
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the
Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal ; therefore those three waterways
are confluent there.
Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario,
Canada is at the confluence of the
Lake Ontario .
* The junction of the Green
River and Colorado
River forms the heart
Canyonlands National Park in
Canyon Country .
* The Sangam , near
India , where the sacred rivers
Yamuna meet to create one of the holiest places in Hinduism
* The Ohio
River is formed by the confluence of the Monongahela and
Allegheny rivers, located in
* The Madison , Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers in Three Forks,
Montana form the confluence of the Missouri
River , one of the longest
rivers in the United States (2,341 miles (3,767 km)).
Kuala Lumpur , the capital of
Malaysia , is at the confluence of
River (previously known as Sungai Lumpur, which means muddy
river) and the Klang
Passau known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers),
River is joined there by the Inn
River from the
South, and the
River coming out of the
Bavarian Forest to the
Brazil is on the Rio Negro near its confluence with the
Meeting of Waters ). It is the chief port and a hub for
the region's extensive river system.
Croatia , is on the right bank of the river
Drava 25 km
upstream of its confluence with the
Belgrade , the capital of
Serbia lies at the confluence of the
Hochelaga Archipelago , including the island and city of
Montreal , is located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence
* The two largest rivers in Australia, the Darling and the Murray
Wentworth, New South Wales
Rovaniemi , the capital of Finnish Lapland and one of the largest
towns above the
Arctic Circle , is at the confluence of rivers
Canada , is at the confluence of the Red
River , and
River . The area is referred to as The Forks by
locals, and has been an important trade location for over 6000 years.
* The confluence of the rivers
Danube and Morava in
Devín on the
Slovakia and Austria.
Triangle of Three Emperors , former tripoint in Europe.
Cairo, Illinois , in the United States, where the Ohio
into the Mississippi
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri , is built just south of the confluence of the
River and the Missouri
France is located on the confluence of the
Saône and Rhone
Lytton, British Columbia ,
Canada , is located at the confluence
of the muddy
Fraser River and the clearer
Thompson River .
* The confluence between the Franklin
River and Gordon
* The confluence of the Snake and Columbia
River at the Tri-Cities
of Washington .
* The confluence of the rivers Pivka and Rak is one of the largest
subterranean confluences in Europe.
* The confluence at
Nigeria , where the Niger and Benue
* The Sudanese capital of
Khartoum , located at the confluence of
White Nile and the
Blue Nile . This merging point is the beginning
Columbus, Ohio , in the United States is at the confluence of the
Scioto and Olentangy rivers.
Luang Prabang in
Laos is at the confluence of the
Mekong and Nam
River Kabul and
River Swat at Attock, in Pakistan.
* 82 km north of Al-
Iraq , at the town of
Al-Qurnah is the
confluence of the rivers
Shatt al-Arab .
Portland, Oregon is at the confluence of the Columbia
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is located where the Shenandoah River
flows into the Potomac
Kryvyi Rih ,
Ukraine is located (and named after) on the
confluence of the
Saksahan and Inhulets
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* ^ "Conflux - Definition of conflux by Merriam-Webster".
* ^ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refers to the confluence of
Assawoman Canal with the Bethany Loop Canal in Delaware. See:
"CENAP-OP-R-Quarterly Report, 2004-05-12". Philadelphia Engineer
District. Retrieved 2006-03-11.
* ^ Engineers in
New Orleans refer to the confluence of the 17th
Street Canal and Lake Pontchartrain. See: "Interim Closure Structure
at 17th St. Canal". Task Force Guardian. Archived from the original on
2006-06-25. Retrieved 2006-03-11.
* ^ Kogovšek, Janja; Petrič, Metka; Zupan Hajna, Nadja; Pipan,
Tanja. "Planinska jama" . In Šmid Hribar, Mateja; Golež, Gregor;
Podjed, Dan; Kladnik, Drago; Erhartič, Bojan; Pavlin, Primož; Ines,
Jerele. Enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem
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