Mississippi River

Photo: Thomas Hawk Wikipedia: The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. The stream is entirely within the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for …

Colorado River

Buzzwords Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the U.S., the …

Rivers Links

Photo Links related to rivers presented in somewhat random fashion: 2020 .@americanrivers is out with its annual Most Endangered Rivers list. Nos. 1 and 2 this year: the Upper Mississippi and the Lower Missouri. https://t.co/rx4cQpx2aa via @usatodayweather — Sammy Roth (@Sammy_Roth) April 14, 2020 Join us on a very special #MostEndangeredRivers Episode of the We …

Murray-Darling Basin

Photo: Tim J Keegan, Riverina Irrigation The Murray-Darling basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of the country’s income derived from agricultural production. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. It spans most of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the Australian Capital …

Ohio River

Photo: Mike, Marietta, Ohio Wikipedia: The Ohio River is a 981-mile (1,579 km) long river in the United States. It is located in the midwestern United States, flowing southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois. It is the third largest river …

Rivers

Photo River = a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream Planeta.com features rivers around the world, with place-based guides and by embedding watery info onto city pages: Rivers Amazon Colorado River Columbia River Ganges Mekong River Mississippi River Nile North Platte River Rhein …

Danube

Photo: GSFC, Where the Danube meets the sea The Danube is the largest river in Europe, its watershed draining 801,463 square kilometers (309,447 square miles) of land across 19 countries. Where that great river reaches the Black Sea, a remarkable delta has formed—the “Everglades” of Europe. The Danube Delta is home to more than 300 …

World Rivers Day

Buzzwords World Rivers Day – http://worldriversday.com – is a global celebration of the world’s waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. World Rivers Day was established in 2005 to compliment the United Nations launch of its Water for Life Decade. World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of …

Ganges

Photo: NASA Marshall The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam, particularly to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result …