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Old 12-28-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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A very large North flowing river that no longer exists was the Teays River. It is also known as "Ohio's Ancient Nile".

The Teays started in Virginia, and flowed North through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Its route was changed, and covered by glaciers.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Lake Champlain flows north into the Richileau River and eventually the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Otter Creek flows north. I believe it is the longest north-flowing river in the country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otter_Creek_(Vermont)
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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There is the "Reversing Falls" in St. John New Brunswick. So I'm assuming something must be flowing north.
I have been to the Reversing Falls in St. John - the incoming tidal flow is powerful enough to send the river flow upstream and up over the falls. A few hours later the river flow is "normal" again.

Don't know for sure if the reversing flow is North though.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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The Wallkill River in NY flows North.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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It's not unusual for a river to flow north and that doesn't mean it's running "backwards." It's just doing what water does; going downhill.
^^^^ It's not too unusual for rivers to run north, at least for several miles. The Yellowstone runs north out of Yellowstone Lake for many miles before it curves to the northeast and finally turns into the Missouri. The Wind River in Wyoming runs northward, becomes the Bighorn River and continues northward through two mountain ranges before it joins the Yellowstone. In fact, most rivers nearest to my home run northward -- the Powder, Little Powder, Belle Fourche, Little Missouri, Tongue -- to the headwaters of the Missouri a couple hundred miles north in Montana.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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What is the Chicago River?
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:22 AM
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The Monongahela River flows from South to North.

It joins the Allegheny River at Point Park in Pittsburgh to form the mighty Ohio.
Plus, the Ohio flows north to Beaver, PA, where it turns southwest.

The Red River in N. Dakota flows north.

The Hudson River flows "both ways" due to tidal pull. The Native Americans called it the river that flows both ways.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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I've been told that the where the Susquehanna river begins, it flows north due to the eastern continental divide.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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A couple of the greatest rivers in North America run northward. The Yukon River runs northward for 1000 miles or so before it bends westward and the Mackenzie River runs north for over 1000 miles.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Plus, the Ohio flows north to Beaver, PA, where it turns southwest.

The Red River in N. Dakota flows north.

The Hudson River flows "both ways" due to tidal pull. The Native Americans called it the river that flows both ways.
I don't count the Ohio as flowing North because its beginning is farther North than its end.

As a side note, I once lived at the Northern most point of the Ohio River. (Freedom, Pa.)
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