Tracorre t1_j6uq263 wrote

Well yes, but if it did that it would be creating very small river basins all along various coastal areas. All of the US coasts have this same issue, and much of the African coasts and SouthEast Asia, etc. There is a grouping compromise being done somewhere to prevent having so many small basins. A map of this type of just one country could split them up, but whole world would be just too busy.


Tracorre t1_j6ug6kk wrote

A lot of coastal areas are like this, where because they are near the coast there isn't the opportunity for rivers to really group into a singular basin, it is just an area where many many different rivers go into the sea and each individual river basin would be very small. Some sort of grouping is happening in areas like that.