Continental-divide meaning

A series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico that forms the watershed of North America. Most of it runs along peaks of the Rocky Mountains and is often called the Great Divide in the United States.
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Ridge of the Rocky Mountains forming a North American watershed that separates rivers flowing in an easterly direction from those flowing in a westerly direction.
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A region of high ground, from each side of which the river systems of a continent flow into different continental-scale drainage basins. &diamf3; In North America, the Continental Divide is a series of mountain ridges stretching from Alaska to Mexico, marking the separation of drainage basins that empty into the Pacific Ocean or Bering Sea from those that empty into the Arctic or Atlantic Oceans or the Gulf of Mexico.
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A line of elevated terrain that divides a watershed or a continent, so that water flowing on either side eventually travel to separate bodies of water.
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An extensive stretch of high ground from each side of which the river systems of a continent flow in opposite directions.
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