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 a 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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