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World Rivers by Wikipedia Descriptions

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Formed from thick layers of the river's silt deposits, the ___________ embayment is one of the most fertile regions of the United States
Mississippi
The extreme seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls in the ______ make navigation difficult. Even so, the river is a major trade route between Western China and Southeast Asia
Mekong
It was one of the principle means of transportation during the 1896-1903 Klondike Gold Rush
Yukon
It forms the longest river system in Canada, and includes the second largest drainage basin of any North American river after the Mississippi
Mackenzie
Its source is 240 km (150 mi) inland from the Atlantic Ocean, but the river runs directly away from the sea into the Sahara Desert, then takes a sharp right turn near the ancient city of Timbuktu and heads southwest
Niger
During the American Revolutionary War, the British realized that the river's proximity to Lake George and Lake Champlain would allow their navy to control the water route from Montreal to New York City
Hudson
It is the only major river to cross the equator twice
Congo
The _____ and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the _____ has been a vital navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland
Rhine
The ______ River is a river in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It is named in honor of the Algonquin word 'to trade', as it was the major trade route of Eastern Canada at the time. For most of its length, it defines the border between these two provinces
Ottawa
The river is about 290 km (180 mi) long and widens from about 2 km (1.2 mi) at its source to about 220 km (140 mi) at its mouth. It forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay
Rio de la Plata
The ______________ River is partly within the U.S., and as such is that country's sixth oldest surviving European place-name
Saint Lawrence
The river follows a roughly southwest and then west-northwest course until Cincinnati, before bending to a west-southwest course for most of the remainder of its length. The course forms the northern borders of West Virginia and Kentucky, and the southern borders of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
Ohio
Since ancient times, the ______ has been a traditional trade route in Europe. The ______ is linked to the North Sea via the Rhine-Main-______ canal, connecting the ______ at Kelheim with the Main at Bamberg
Danube
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, the river marked the disputed border between Mexico and the nascent Republic of Texas, Mexico marked the border at the Nueces River
Rio Grande
The _______'s most noted feature is Victoria Falls. Other notable falls include the Chamuva Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia
Zambezi
The ______ rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia's highest mountains, then meanders northwest across Australia's inland plains, forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria
Murray
The _________ River is a river that flows north to south through Burma. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. After Rudyard Kipling's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay'.
Irrawaddy
In the Treaty of 1818 the United States and Britain agreed that both nations were to enjoy equal rights in Oregon Country for 10 years. By 1828, when the so-called "joint occupation" was renewed for an indefinite period, it seemed probable that the lower ________ River would in time become the border between the two nations
Columbia
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