what is the difference between tributaries and distributaries

Tributaries are the water bodies  like streams which join with river to form a river system of a river.
eg ; gandak , kosi, ghaghara , yamuna , betwa , son , chambal are the tributaries of ganga
Remember**- it can also be rivers , brook etc.

Distributaries are the water bodies which get seperated from rivers of river system.
eg ; hooghly river is a distributary of ganga

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