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A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of the continent. Because the exact border between bodies of water is usually not clearly defined, the continental divide is not always definite for any continent (The International Hydrographic Organization's publication Limits of Oceans and Seas defines exact boundaries of oceans, but it is not universally recognized). Moreover, some rivers empty into deserts or inland seas, and thus do not end up in the oceans. For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... A girl in a swimming pool Water (from the Old English waeter; c. ... [[Image:http://www. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is an intergovernmental international organization established in 1921. ...

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Continental Divides in North America
Continental Divides in North America

ǑǒČĚ ďŇǏ ǐMedia:/* See also */ Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Continental Divide is the border between the red and green areas The Continental Divide or Great Divide is a ridge of mountains in North America, which separates the watershed area of streams and rivers that flow west into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow east into the Arctic... The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of the earths surface. ... The Seward Peninsula is a large peninsula in western Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 sq mi  1,717,854 km² 808 miles  1,300 km 1,479 miles  2,380 km 13. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada Longs Peak of the Rocky Mountains as depicted on the Colorado state quarter The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... Official language(s) None; English and Spanish de facto Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... The Sierra Madre Oriental is a mountain range in northeastern Mexico, spanning 1000 km from Coahuila south through Nuevo León, southwest Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, to northern Puebla and Querétaro, where it joins with the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Eje Volcánico Transversal of central Mexico. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A canal tug, making its way down to the Caribbean end of the canal, waits to be joined by a ship in the uppermost chamber of the Gatun Locks. ... The Saint Lawrence Seaway in its broadest sense (see Great Lakes Waterway) is the system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. ... This article is about the group of North American lakes. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ... The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is the only shipping link between the Great Lakes (specifically Lake Michigan by the Chicago River) with the Mississippi River system, by way of the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers. ... The Chicago Portage connects the watersheds (BrE: drainage basin) and the navigable waterways of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ... The Erie Canal (later replaced by part of the New York State Barge Canal system, which was renamed the Erie Canal) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... The Eastern Divide or Eastern Continental Divide is a continental divide in the United States that separates the Gulf of Mexico drainage from the watersheds that flow directly into the Atlantic Ocean. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, extending as a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Computer generated image of the Andes, made from a digital elevation model with a resolution of 30 arcseconds The Andes is a vast mountain range forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. ... The shores of Lake Hart, an endorheic desert lake in South Australia In geography, an endorheic basin is a watershed from which there is no outflow of water (either on the surface as rivers, or underground by flow or diffusion through rock or permeable material). ... The Lake Eyre Basin drains about one sixth of Australia. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to some dispute as to Europes actual borders. ... Asia is the largest and most populous region or continent depending on the definition. ... Satellite image The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... In telecommunication, the term lobe has the following meanings: An identifiable segment of an antenna radiation pattern. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ... The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two longest rivers on Earth. ... This article is about the group of North American lakes. ... Lake Chad (in French: Lac Tchad) is a large, shallow lake in Africa. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Northern section of the Great Rift Valley. ... The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. ... Limpopo refers to both: Limpopo River in Southern Africa Limpopo Province of South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Orange River is the major river in South Africa. ... The Okavango River is a river in southwest Africa. ... The Kalahari Desert (shown in red) The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Africa extending to some 900,000 km² and covering much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa. ... Snow is precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes. ... The Blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains, comes from glacial meltwater from the Canada Glacier and other smaller glaciers. ... An Ice stream is a region of an ice sheet that moves significantly faster than the surrounding ice. ... West Antarctica, or Lesser Antarctica (79° S 100° W) is one of the two major regions of Antarctica, lying on the Pacific Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains and comprising Marie Byrd Land, Ellsworth Land, and Antarctic Peninsula. ... The calving of A-38 off Ronne ice shelf The Filchner-Ronne ice shelf is in Antarctica bordering the Weddell Sea. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Ross Ice Shelf in 1997 Ross Ice Shelf with Royal Society Range in the background, 1999 (NOAA) The Ross Ice Shelf (81°30′S 175°00′W) is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica (an area of half a million square kilometres, and about 800 km across: about the size... East Antarctica, also called Greater Antarctica, (80° S 80° E) is one of the two major regions of Antarctica, lying on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains and comprising Coats Land, Queen Maud Land, Enderby Land, Mac. ...


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External links

  • Continental Divide Trail Alliance
  • nationalatlas.gov
  • Divide.pdf - Continental Divides in North Dakota and North America by Mark A. Gonzalez. Excellent article on America's other continental divides.
  • Map of drainage basins in Canada

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Continental Divide Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
The Continental Divide Trail is a footpath running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) through the United States of America between Mexico and Canada.
It follows the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states - Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
The Continental Divide Trail along with the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail form the Triple Crown of long distance hiking.
Continental Divide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
The Continental Divide or Great Divide is a ridge of mountains in North America, which separates the watershed area of streams and rivers that flow west into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow east into the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.
The southern portion of the border between the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta is defined by the Continental Divide.
The Continental Divide Trail follows the divide through the U.S. from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.
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