Rivers are a means of obtaining drinking water and irrigation also, if the water in the rivers exceeds a certain limit then the
river may also flood and cause destruction.
1. Parana River
The 14 largest river of the world, Parana River is mainly located in Brazil it also runs in parts of South America in Argentina and Paraguay. River Parana also flows into three other rivers with a length of about 2,485 miles.
2. Mississippi River
This river is located in U.S.A starting at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and from there travels to the Gulf of Mexico. The second largest river in U.S.A, it is also feared because of its high tides with many of the levees been built proved unhelpful in holding back the water.
3. Yangtze River
This river is not only the largest river of China but also of Asia and the third largest river of the world as well. This river is also known to flood and dams have proved to be of little help in preventing it from flooding.
4. Congo River
The second largest river of Africa being 2,922 miles it starts peacefully near the Lake Tanganyika as well but eventually widens and speeds up as well.
5. Orinoco River
The third longest river in South America with a length of 1,330 miles, this river also flows through Venezuela and Colombia. Read the full story