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A to Z Bodies of Water in the United States ​By: Megan Zimmerman


A

“A” is for ​Aniak River. This river is found in Alaska, and is heavily fished mostly for Silver Salmon, Rainbow, and Grayling fish. The Aniak lodge is a very popular vacation spot in Alaska, where people can camp out in the lodge, and enjoy the scenery of the River.


B

“​ B” is for Bald Eagle Creek. Bald Eagle Creek is frequently stocked with fish, including trout, and smallmouth bass. It is 43 miles long, and you need permission to access it. This creek is found in Central Pennsylvania.


​C

“C” is for Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee River is found in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, and flows for 20 miles over the fall line; ​the region of transition between the foothills of the Piedmont and the lower and flatter Coastal Plain.


D

“D” is for Duck Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River in southeastern Ohio. It is approximately 30 miles long.


​E

“E” is for Estero River. The Estero River flows from east to west, and empties out into the Estero bay, and the inlet of the Gulf of Mexico.


​F

“F” is for Fox River. This River is found in eastern Wisconsin. It is divided into two sections, the Upper Fox, and the Lower Fox.


​G

“G” is for Garcia River. This unique body of water’s name comes from Mexico. Garcia river has a watershed covering about 144 square miles. The watershed receives 45 inches of precipitation per year near the coast and 75 inches inland.


​H

“H” is for Hardware River. This river is found in Virginia. Some recreational activities that are available at Hardware River is hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, birding, and boating. The majority of Hardware river is surrounded by hardwood species of trees.


​I

“I” is for Ichawaynochaway River. It is found in Georgia. This river got its name from the Muskogee word that ​may have referred to either beavers or deer. Some authorities think that the word ichawaynochaway means "the place where deer sleep."


​J

“J” is Jeremy River. This is a picture of a dam built along the Jeremy River so that fish can swim up. This river is found in Eastern Connecticut.


K

“K” is for Kettle River. This body of water is a tributary to Blueberry River. It is found in Central Minnesota. This river is also known as a creek. It is about 83.6 miles long.


​L

“L” is for Leon River. This river is found in Eastern Texas. It has three primary forks which are the North, Middle, and South Leon rivers that meet near Eastland and then run for 185 miles.


​ M

“M” is for Mattaponi River. It is found in Virginia. Tis river has little development, and is considered to be “​a diverse array of scenery and angling opportunity.”


N

“N” is for Neshaminy Creek. This creek is found in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is 40.7 miles long, and is narrow. The name "Neshaminy" comes from the Lenni Lenape indian tribe, and is thought to translate to "place where we drink twice".


​O

  “O” is for Otter Creek. It is found Otter Creek is frequently visited by motor boats, kayaks, and canoes. This creek also goes by the name of “Kill Creek.” Otter Creek is found in Vermont.


​P

“P” is for Partridge River. It is found in a rural area in west-central Minnesota. Partridge River is a tributary of Crow Wing River.


​Q

“Q” is for Quaket River. This river is found in Rhode Island. It has no tributaries, and is located entirely within the town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

       


R  

“R” is for Rabbit River. This river is found in Michigan. Rabbit River has eight main tributaries which are: ​Green Lake Creek, Buskirk Creek, Miller Creek (Hopkins Township), Bear Creek, Little Rabbit River, Black Creek, Miller Creek (Monterey Township), Silver Creek.


​S

  “S” is for Sacramento River. This river is found in California, and has its name after California’s capital. The Sacramento River is also home to a watershed that humans have depended on for years. This watershed nourished the one of the densest Native American populations in California.

     


T  

“T” is for Twin Lakes. Twin Lakes is found on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, partially in Wisconsin. Part of the Twin Lakes is 2,804 miles above sea level. 


​U

“U” is for Utah Lake. Utah Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in Utah. It is found in Utah Valley. This lakes one and only river outlet, (the Jordan River), is a tributary of The Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake is currently closed for dredging, and construction.


​V

“V” is for Vermillion River. This river is found in eastern South Dakota. It is a tributary of the Missouri River, and the name Vermillion may be a translation of the native Sioux-language name.


​W

“W” is for Wailuku River. This river is found in Hawaii, on the Hawaiian Islands. Wailuku is the longest river in Hawaii, and it flows mostly along the divide between the lava flows of Mauna Kea and theos of Mauna Loa to the south. Translated to English, Wailuku River essentially means River of Destruction. At a high elevation, this river can sometimes rise into the trees.


X  

“X” is for San Xavier River. This river is found in Texas. It is also known as the San Gabriel River now, but it was previously known as San Xavier River when it was first established. Many missionaries stayed along the river


​Y

  “Y” is for York River. This river is found in Southeast Main. It is 13 miles long, and is considered a stream. Half of its length is tidal area.

         


Z  

“Z” is for Zigzag River. This river is found in Oregon, and is a tributary of the Sandy River (also in Oregon). It has another tributary, one of the Little Zigzag River. This river is a very popular fishing destination.  


All in all, there are many unique bodies of water in the United states with many different features.

A to Z Bodies of Water in the United States  

There are many unique bodies of water in the United states with many different features.

A to Z Bodies of Water in the United States  

There are many unique bodies of water in the United states with many different features.

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