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Volte-face in the Punjab

Rivers are the great conveyor belts that carry sediment from mountains to the sea. In the Punjab — the Land of Five Rivers — a wholesale shift occurred in the past that re-routed sediment to different oceans.

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Figure 1: Drainage of the Himalaya.

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Allen, P. Volte-face in the Punjab. Nature 438, 925–926 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/438925a

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