The Colorado River begins in north central Colorado and ends at the Gulf of California. The river is chiefly supplied by snow melting in the Rocky Mountains and passes through seven U.S. states and part of Mexico.Know More
The major tributaries of the Colorado River are the Gila, San Juan, Green, Virgin, Little Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. These rivers along with the Colorado make up the Colorado River Basin. The Colorado supports habitats for a variety of wildlife from native fish to over 300 bird species.
The Colorado River is the home of the Hoover Dam, which was completed on March 1, 1936. The Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon and helps control the flow of the Colorado River.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The Amazon River begins in the Peruvian Andes and flows east until it ends at the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second longest river after the Nile and flows through the countries of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana and Ecuador.Full Answer >
The Amazon River starts in the Nevado Mismi region of the Andes Mountains in Peru. It is the biggest river in the world terms of volume of water discharged. It is also the second longest river after the Nile in Africa, with a total length of 6,992 kilometers.Full Answer >
The Lena River starts just west of Lake Baikal in Siberia and travels north before it reaches the Laptev Sea, which is part of the Arctic Ocean. The river's journey takes it 2,800 miles.Full Answer >
The Nile River's most distant source is the Kagera River in Burundi and it empties into the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt. The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world at about 4,180 miles or 6,695 kilometers.Full Answer >