Drainage Patterns

Drainage_Patterns_-_geograph.org.uk_-_221945 The patterns formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin which are governed by the topography of the land constitute the drainage patterns of an area. There are 7 types of drainage patterns:   1.Dendritic drainage pattern– looks like the branching of a tree, found in regions with homogenous material. 2.Parallel drainage pattern- forms where there is slope. 3.Trellis Drainage Pattern– patterns look similar to the common garden trellis. 4.Rectangular Drainage Pattern-found in regions that have undergone faulting. 5.Radial Drainage Pattern-develops around a central elevated point. 6.Centripetal Drainage Pattern-flows towards a central depression. 7.Deranged Drainage Pattern- develop from the disruption of a pre-existing drainage pattern.   Consider the following statements: 1.Drainage patterns are governed by the topography of the land. 2.There are only 2 types of drainage patterns.   Which of the following statements are correct: a)1 only b)2 only c)Both 1 and 2 d)None of the above Answer: a

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