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Largest Rivers by Discharge

Name the rivers of the world that carry the most water into the sea.
Not including tributaries
Quiz by MrJohsin
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Last updated: May 10, 2017
First submittedApril 30, 2016
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Flows Into
River
209,000
Atlantic
Amazon
41,200
Atlantic
Congo
38,129
Bay of Bengal
Ganges-Brahmaputra
36,000
Atlantic
Orinoco
30,166
East China Sea
Yangtze
22,000
Atlantic
Río de la Plata
19,600
Kara Sea
Yenisei
16,871
Laptev Sea
Lena
16,800
Gulf of _____ ________
Saint Lawrence
16,792
Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi
14,800
South China Sea
Mekong
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Flows Into
River
13,600
Atlantic
Tocantins
13,000
Andaman Sea
Irrawaddy
12,475
Gulf of __
Ob
11,400
Sea of Okhotsk
Amur
10,300
Beaufort Sea
Mackenzie
9,500
South China Sea
Pearl
8,060
Caspian Sea
Volga
7,500
Pacific Ocean
Columbia
7,130
Black Sea
Danube
7,070
Indian Ocean
Zambezi
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level 86
Feb 20, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 72
Feb 20, 2017
Agreed! I found out about quite a few rivers I never knew. And for the Nile to not be here at all is just amazing
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level 48
May 10, 2017
The only reason I got Irrawaddy is because I read about the Irrawaddy Dolphin, an endangered species, lived in that river. At the last minute of the quiz I was taking wild guesses.
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level 44
Feb 21, 2017
Thanks a lot!
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level 66
Feb 20, 2017
Nile?
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level 66
Feb 20, 2017
2,830 cubic meters per second. I've always heard that the Amazon had the largest discharge but the magnitude is astounding. I had no idea it was that much bigger than the Nile
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level 69
Feb 21, 2017
I'm amazed that the Nile isn't on here. I checked wikipedia, and it's not even close! Same for some other rivers, like the Yellow River, which I would've been willing to bet money were safely on here.
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level 77
Feb 21, 2017
If you like this one, try http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/154362/river-deltas-on-the-map
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level 54
Mar 20, 2017
Why "not including tributaries"? It's the discharge at their mouth. 5/5
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level ∞
Mar 20, 2017
I'm not sure I understand your question. Including tributaries wouldn't make sense as they don't discharge any water into the sea, only into another river.
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level 72
May 11, 2017
I'm with marathon - the discharge from the tributaries will ultimately end up at the river mouth and be included ... and since it says "discharging into the sea", i.e. not a main river, there's no need to even mention tributaries?
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level 66
Oct 14, 2018
Oh, I thought this meant that you had subtracted the water flows of the tributaries from the main rivers.
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level 62
May 10, 2017
Dang, I put Lawrence but not St Lawrence.
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level 67
May 10, 2017
Good quiz, if you know your rivers try Mal's Capital City Rivers on ... ... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-capital-rivers
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level 60
May 10, 2017
Nice one - kicking myself on some, never heard of a couple.
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level 64
May 10, 2017
I thought about making a quiz like this myself. Glad someone else made it so I can play it instead.
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level 59
May 10, 2017
Rio Plate as an alternative spelling please?
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level 57
May 10, 2017
I tried Rio Platte, Rio Plate, Rio de la plate, rio de la platte, rio de la plate, rio del platte, and rio del plate. Cool cool
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level ∞
May 10, 2017
Added some more spellings, but typing any of the following would have worked "River Plate", "Plate", "Rio de la Plata", "Rio Plata", or "Plata". Combining English and Spanish didn't work though.
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level 39
May 11, 2017
Why Plate? The word in Spanish is Plata and it means Silver, not Plate.
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level 72
May 11, 2017
Just put Parana, and it'll accept this instead ;-)
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level 53
May 10, 2017
I knew I was screwed when the Nile didn't even show up...
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level 69
Apr 26, 2018
Where's Moon River? It's wider than a mile.
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