US River Statistics

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Statistic Verification
Source: American Rivers, World Atlas
Research Date: 1.1.2014
U.S. River Statistics
Total percent of U.S. Rivers protected designation 26%
Total amount of river miles that lie behind Dams 600,000 miles
Total amount of Dams in the U.S. 70,000
Total distance of the longest river (Missouri River) in the U.S. 2,540 miles
Total length of river span in the U.S. 3.6 million miles
Total percent of threatened or endangered animals that depend on rivers or streams 50%
Total depth of water if the Great Lakes were spread evenly over the U.S. 10 feet
Total amount one gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds
Total number of rivers in the U.S. 250,000
Total flow volume of the largest river (Mississippi River) in the U.S. 593,000 cubic feet per second (at it’s mouth)
Total percentage of rivers that are to polluted to fish or swim in 40%
Top 10 Largest Rivers in U.S. Statistics
River Distance
Missouri 2,540
Mississippi 2,340
Yukon 1,980
Rio Grande 1,900
St. Lawrence 1,890
Arkansas 1,460
Colorado 1,450
Red 1,290
Brazos 1,280
Columbia 1,240

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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

US River Statistics

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