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Why do the rivers in the eastern hemisphear flow upstream? For example the Nile river.

-- Melissa Ruiz (Ruiz@oswego.edu), December 03, 2002


It is a common misconception that rivers in the northern hemisphere flow south. We in Oswego know this is not true, as the Oswego River flows north into Lake Ontario. What IS true is that all rivers flow downhill, due to the pull of gravity. Rivers in any hemisphere can flow in any compass direction, as long as the channel has a slope.

-- Sharon Gabel (gabel@oswego.edu), December 16, 2002.

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