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Fluvial Landforms

Down to the river

After almost two weeks of walking along the Great Wall, we finally reached the edge of a huge valley, which we descended on a road of swerving switchbacks.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2012, 12:00am

A natural flow of words

True or false

Which of these statements about rivers are true and which are false?

1 A stream is a small, slowly flowing river.

2 A brook is a small, narrow stream.

3 A torrent is a large amount of fast-moving water.

4 A tributary is a river that flows directly into the sea.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Locals fight plan to concrete stream

Work to turn a small stream running through Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island into a concrete channel will start later this month, even though there has been only one flooding complaint - and that was 14 years ago.

Residents nearby oppose the project saying it is unnecessary, while an expert said the government was creating jobs for construction workers.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Projects may speed up sedimentation rate

Reading the report headlined 'Action urged to save key wetland' (South China Morning Post, September 16), I could not help but wonder whether the river channelisation projects in the New Territories were ever thoroughly thought out.

Sedimentation can be seen as a natural geomorphological process.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Flood control 'ruins rivers'

Academics and 11 green groups have launched a protest against flood-control methods they say are clogging streams and rivers with concrete.

The concreting had killed off six species of freshwater fish and threatened 30 per cent of native freshwater species, said Bosco Chan, a researcher at Hong Kong University.

15 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

The power to give and take life

It seems strange to describe as 'troubling' a book of beautiful photographs and description of the great and mystical rivers and deltas of South Asia. But 'troubling' is an appropriate word for this haunting work, Delta: the Perils, Profits and Politics of Water in South and Southeast Asia, by Daniel Schwartz (Thames and Hudson, $470).

26 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

All dead fish now removed

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Rid us of the stench of dead fish'', by Catherine Tsang (South China Morning Post, March 9).

5 Apr 1993 - 12:00am