The Detroit River is a 32 mile (51 km) long strait in the Great Lakes system. The name comes from the French Rivière du Détroit, which translates literally as River of the Strait. The Detroit River has served an important role in the history of Detroit and is one of the busiest waterways in the world. The river travels south from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, and the whole river carries the international border between Canada and the United States.
The Rio Grande (known in Mexico as the Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is a river that forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico. At 1,885 miles (3,034 km) long, it is the fourth-longest river system in the United States.
The Hudson River is a 315-mile (507 km) river that flows from north to south through eastern New York. It rises at Lake Tear of the Clouds, on the slopes of Mount Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains, flows past Albany, and finally forms the border between New York City and New Jersey at its mouth before emptying into Upper New York Bay.
The Willamette River is a tributary of the Columbia River. The name of the river derived from the French pronunciation of the name of a Clackamas Indian village. The river is 187 miles (301 km) long, lying entirely in northwestern Oregon in the United States.
The Susquehanna River (spelled "Sasquesahanough" on the 1612 John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. At approximately 444 mi (715 km) long, it is the longest river on the American east coast, the 16th longest river in the United States, and the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic.
The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through western Massachusetts and central Connecticut discharging into the Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It has a total length of 407 miles (655 km), and a drainage basin extending over 11,250 square miles (29,100 km).
The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio in the United States. Outside of Ohio, the river is most famous for being "the river that caught fire", helping to spur the environmental movement in the late 1960s. Native Americans called this winding water "Cuyahoga," which means "crooked river" in the Iroquois language.
The St. Johns River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida and its most significant for commercial and recreational use. At 310 miles (500 km) long, it winds through or borders twelve counties, three of which are the state's largest. The drop in elevation from the headwaters to the mouth is less than 30 feet (9.1 m); like most Florida waterways, the St. Johns has a very slow flow rate at a third of a mile an hour (0.2 km/h), and is often described as "lazy".
The New River, a tributary of the Kanawha River, is approximately 320 mi (515 km) long, flowing through the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia in the United States. Much of the river's course through West Virginia is designated as the New River Gorge National River. The New River is one of the American Heritage Rivers of the United States.
The Lackawanna River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. It flows through a region of the northern Pocono Mountains that was formerly a historically significant center of anthracite coal mining in the United States. The lower reaches of the river flows through the urbanized areas of Scranton, which grew around its banks in the 19th century as an industrial center.
The Wolf River is a small alluvial stream in West Tennessee and northern Mississippi, whose confluence with the Mississippi River was the site of various Chickasaw, French, Spanish and American communities and forts that eventually became Memphis, Tennessee.
The Cacapon River (meaning Medicine Waters), located in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle region, is a river known for its fishing, boating, wildlife, and scenery. As part of the Potomac River watershed, it is an American Heritage River. The Cacapon River Watershed is made up of three major river segments and many smaller stream watersheds.
American Heritage Rivers are designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to receive special attention (coordinating efforts of multiple governmental entities) to further three objectives: natural resource and environmental protection, economic revitalization, and historic and cultural preservation. This initiative was created by Executive Order 13061, issued by President Bill Clinton on September 11, 1997.
The Woonasquatucket River (pronounced woon-AHS-kwa-tuk-it, Algonquian for "where the salt water ends") is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 31 km (19 mi) and drains a watershed of 130 km² (50 sq. mi). Together with the Blackstone River to the north, the Woonasquatucket was designated an American Heritage River in 1998. Both rivers played active roles in the industrial revolution and the history of Rhode Island in the 19th century.
The Ware River is a Massachusetts river that has two forks, the longest of which (the east branch) begins near Hubbardston, Massachusetts, continues through the middle of the state, joins the Quaboag River, and ends in Three Rivers, Massachusetts, where it joins the Chicopee River on its way to the Connecticut River. The Brigham Pond Dam, to form a pond of the same name, first impounds the east branch of the Ware River near Hubbardston, Massachusetts.