Peru is host to one of the largest fresh water rivers. The Amazon river is located in the northern part of South America; stretches from the east to west. It supplies 1/5 of earth’s fresh water. The Amazon is a suspended bed load river that transports sediments along the bed of the river by sliding and rolling.
|small debris tumbling along the bed load|
The Amazon is a Perennial river which means it flows year round.The rain, flooding of tribute rivers, and snow melting in the mountains supply the rivers water.
|Rainfall over the Amazon|
The Amazon is a single channeled river with wiggles across its floodplains. The wiggles are formed when there is a deposition at point bars and cut banks are eroded by high velocity water flows.