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Old 12-27-2009, 08:45 PM
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I was just checking on the rainfall in different states when I noticed that the New River flows North from Ashe County, North Carolina and ends up, I believe in the Ohio River. I knew the section near Glendale Springs, North Carolina flows North because my mother pointed it out to me many times in my childhood. We used to love to stand and watch the river that flows backwards.

Does anyone else know of a river in the United States or World that flows opposite to what is thought to be normal?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Yes the St. Johns in FL flows north.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:57 PM
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Oops! I was wrong about the flow into the Ohio. This says it flows into the Mississippi. Of course the Ohio flows into the Mississippi, but I was only looking at the rainfall map and guessing.

New River

http://civic.bev.net/fonr/map.html

And now I see that my guessing was right.

If you do a search for "New River" much more information is available. We once followed the New River from Charleston, West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina--we looked on the map and found the roads that went closest to it. Looks like we may have done the full length of the New River, but it keeps going until it gets to the Ohio River which flows into the Mississippi. Last year we traveled through the area where the Ohio goes into the Mississippi and there was flooding all over the place. (Hope I have the year right.) It was a little adventure we did on the way to Branson, Missouri. Scary.

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Old 12-27-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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The Nile and the St. Johns are the only two that I know flow north north of the equator. Rivers at the sea flow backwards on incoming tides.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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The Truckee River up out of Lake Tahoe

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Seen it many times. Always beautiful no matter what season.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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The Red River that is the border between Minnesota and North Dakota.

It causes major disasters with spring flooding often cuz it unthaws and being it flows north, it is flowing into areas that are still frozen and thus it starts backing up.

Rivers that flow North can cause lots of flood problems in cold weather states.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:43 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.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:51 AM
 
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There is the "Reversing Falls" in St. John New Brunswick. So I'm assuming something must be flowing north.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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Looks like the Youghiogheny does too.

rivers that flow north
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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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.

In the northern hemisphere, there are several major rivers which flow north, including the Nile, Rhien, Niagra, Wilamette, Shenandoah, Mohave, San Jouaquin and a slew of them in Russia which empty into the Artic Ocean. And, that's not an all-inclusive list.
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