River Trivia: How Many Rivers Do We Have In the United States?
The United States has more than 250,000 rivers, equaling 3.5 million miles of rivers. You could circle the globe 140 times and still not have that many miles under your belt! That’s a whole lot of rivers!
Hungry for a little more trivia?
- The largest river is the Mississippi, which has a flow volume of 593,000 cubic feet per second at its mouth.
- The longest river is the Missouri, which flows for approximately 2,500 miles. That’s about the same distance as driving from Portland, Ore. to Asheville, North Carolina.
Source: American Rivers