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The Way The River Flows

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The way the river flows. A series of radial plots showing the river length by flow direction across select U.S. watersheds. Bar length is proportional to the relative river distance within 10 degree bins. An example of Puyallup in WA is shown which generally flows northwest, from its’ headwaters near Mt. Ranier towards Puget Sound. Upper Minnesota, South Branch Potomac, and Teton flows orient towards the NW. Atchafalaya, Upper Ochlocknee and Patuxent are generally flowing to the SE. Little Miami, Stanislaus, and Walla Walla orient to the W, NW. Cuyahoga flows go in all directions.  


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