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What makes for the different colors/shades or colour when it comes to rivers? See detail.

Asked by flo (12904points) August 6th, 2019

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In pictures that is.

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kritiper's avatar

Minerals in the rocks/mud/silt on the bottom of the waterway and minerals dissolved in and /or being carried by the water.

rebbel's avatar

Surroundings (trees, skies, sunlight, sharks)

flo's avatar

Not sharks @rebbel.

kritiper's avatar

It also depends on if the water is warm or cold, fast or slow, and what types of algae, moss, what-have-you grows in that environment.

raum's avatar

I’d imagine whatever is in, below or above the water would affect how it looks.

Some rivers in Anchorage were a milky turquoise color from glacial silt.

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