Great rivers of the world
There are many rivers across the globe. Our rivers are essential to our survival but have become polluted by industry and civilization in general. Specifically the Ganges, The Yangtze and the Indus are the most polluted. Its important to note many major cites are located on our river banks. We decided to feature 5 of the largest and share some facts about each of them.
Approximate length: 4,132 miles
River Fact: The land around the Nile is extremely fertile due to silt deposits. The Nile is the largest in the river in the world.
Location: South America
Approximate length: 3,976 miles
River Fact: The Amazon is the largest river in the world by volume. It also has over 3,000 recognized species of fish.
Approximate length: 3,917 miles
River Fact: Along The Yangtze you can find the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power station in the world.
Location: North America
Approximate length: 3,902 miles
River Fact: At it’s widest point the Mississippi River stetches out over 7 miles.
Approximate length: 1,628 miles
River Fact: The Ganges is considered a holy river by Hindus but unfortunately suffers from extreme environmental concerns.