Factors affecting a river’s regime

Seasons: There will be rise in discharge during rainy months and fall in the discharge in the dry months.

Climate: Rivers that pass through Mediterranean climate tend to have more than one peak periods, while rivers like Nile tend to have more water in summer because of melting of glacier in Mount Kilimanjaro.

Geology: Rivers flowing over porous beds tends to have low changes in peaks while a river flowing over hard non-porous rock will have sharp changes.

Human Activities: Anthropogenic activities like urbanization, deforestation etc. leads to more runoff and effects regimes by changing the peak and low flow of the channel.

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