Which among the following is / are common features of the drainage pattern of Ganges river system?
1. Parallel Courses of rivers
2. Tributaries meeting their master streams at acute angles
3. Most rivers are of perennial nature
4. Lower reaches of rivers with steep gradient suitable for hydropower generation
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Only 1, 2 & 3

The drainage of the Gangetic region is dendritic with parallel courses and acute angle functions of tributaries with their master stream s. Most of the rivers are perennial streams with well-defined courses and gentle gradient. While the upper reaches of the rivers are suitable for generating hydel power. the mainstreams in the plains provide water for canal irrigation and are also used for navigation purposes.

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