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Update on Euresia - rivers

Posted by JBstad1 on 5 June 2016 in English (English)

I was following on some tutorials on how rivers flow, and I think I come up with another concept.

What do you think?

Euresia_Rivers 1

Comment from Leowezy on 6 June 2016 at 07:49

I think it depends on the topography; haven't you made an elevation map of Euresia once? I can't find it on the wiki, but maybe I just mixed it up with some other country.

Depending on the elevation, it could be realistic to have the large river take such a long detour to the ocean; there would have to be some low mountain ranges between the long river and the coast. If the large river flows through more or less flat terrain, I'd suggest it has more meanders, especially on the last and widest piece. If this place as a high historic population density then the river could have been straightened over time, but some larger curves would still be visible I think. But then again, completely dependent on the topography, I think all in all the systems looks believable :)

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Comment from isleƱo on 6 June 2016 at 08:51

Nice! These rivers could definitely exist in reality.

The elevation map will need an update. You'll want to make sure that no river flows uphill, and (as Leowezy said) it's probably good to put a fair amount of hills/mountains to the west of the main river, to explain why it doesn't reach the sea sooner.

I like the new version of Euresia's flag too, really iconic. :-)

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Comment from Luciano on 7 June 2016 at 00:00

I like the new rivers idea. I second the idea that then there should be a clear range of mountains along the west coast.

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Comment from JBstad1 on 7 June 2016 at 05:56

I'm back working in hours with a rough draft of the country with rivers, and had added the lake and some mountains that I had added previously. Again, this is just a draft.

My Draft of Euresia

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Comment from thilo on 7 June 2016 at 22:39

Did you consider expanding your river system beyond the borders of your territory? Of course that would be something that you'd have to discuss with your neighbors, but sharing a river can be a great way to create some meaningful connections between adjacent countries. I don't mean in any way to criticize how you did it, it just seems somewhat of a missed opportunity to me.

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