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Tributary and Distributary

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1. A river or stream that joins with the main river. 

2. Contributes water to the main river. 

3. Eg: Yamuna tributary of river Ganga.


1. A branch or outlet that leaves the main river. 

2. Carries water to the sea or lake. 

3. Eg: River Coleroon a distributary of river Kaveri.

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