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This article really ought to be brought up to GA status in my view. As a starter for that I am proposing to try and get consensus on the images illustrating it. There has been much debate in the past mostly at times when the article has become overwhelmed with a clutter or often poor quality images that just happened to be of rivers. I am proposing that we develop a consensus on what the images should show and, having agreed that, we then look to agree which images satisfy the those criteria. As a starter for ten I am proposing that:
At the top a superb quality image of a river that will knock'em dead in the aisles.
a young river just forming, perhaps from a glacier
a torrential mountain stream
a meandering river
a great continental river (Amazon, Nile, Mississippi etc.)
a river delta
a river in flood
a river in drought
an ephemeral river filling for the first time that season.
a braided river
a sink hole
an underground river (perhaps emerging from a cave)
a polluted river
a mill race
an in-river hydroelectric plant
white water kayaking and/or rafting
commercial shipping on a navigable river
a river bore
river organisms (plants and animals)
Any additions, comments or suggestions on the process suggested and the list please. VelellaVelella Talk 23:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Some of the ideas you set out for images are already implemented in river ecosystem (though I don't favour stripping that article to get good images for this one). The article should be developed with an eye on "river ecosystem" as a companion article. --Epipelagic (talk) 01:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
PS Are there still plans to move forward with this article? I'd be keen to be involved, although I need to finish my phd first! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chogg (talk • contribs) 20:42, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
The Wiktionary definition for "river" says that a river has to end up flowing into the ocean or an inland sea. The definition in this article says that it can be considered "a river" if it flows into another river.
I've searched a dozen online dictionaries - and there is widespread disagreement on this point.
Seems like this article should at least try to address this definition problem. SteveBaker (talk) 22:10, 24 February 2014 (UTC)