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why do rivers flow north to south

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New River, Ohio? That's the oldest river in the world IIRC. Susquehanna is two or three.

The Appalachians and atlas mountains are some of the oldest in the world. For example Mt. Nittany in the middle of PA, about 3,000 ft. was once Himalayan size, but all the years worn them down. The thing is that most rivers don't flow north to south. Or, more accurately, I'm not sure what the average is, but there are plenty of rivers that flow in every direction.

I think the major US rivers (Mississippi, Hudson, Delaware, Missouri, Susquehanna, Ohio) flow generally N-S, but even there is a difference in west-east alignment. And then the St. Lawrence flows S-N. Anything else is local patterns or frontal.

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