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Why the rivers flowing from Himalayas perennial ?

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Asked by yaja, 02 Oct '07 08:08 am
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The Himalayan range encompasses a very large number of glaciers, notable among which is the Siachen Glacier, the largest in the world outside the polar region. Some of the other more famous glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand), Nubra, Biafo and Baltoro (Karakoram region), Zemu (Sikkim) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region).

The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources for several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into large river systems. Just imagine if there were no Himalays there wouldn't be any rivers.

Answered by Jack Johnson, 02 Oct '07 08:16 am

 
  
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GOD DESIGN THE EARTH BUT HE CANNOT EXPLAIN WHY IT WAS FLOWING
Answered by snowalli, 02 Oct '07 08:09 am

 
  
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because there is water throughout the year due to melting of glaciers of Himalayas.
Answered by Anita Setalvad, 02 Oct '07 08:36 am

 
  
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Because they are snow-fed.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 02 Oct '07 08:13 am

 
  
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Constant process of forming and melting of ice!
Answered by Bhaskara Rao, 02 Oct '07 09:23 am

 
  
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I think it is a natural recycling technique. Take Niagara falls for example.
Answered by gem mina, 02 Oct '07 08:18 am

 
  
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Because of the continuous flow of the Water streams into the rivers originated from the melting snow in the Himalayan mountain ranges!
Answered by Sukhoi, 02 Oct '07 08:14 am

 
  
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