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Old 06-29-2017, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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^^ Ute Pass it very well could have been! At any rate, it does a job on your head, racing downhill in your car, swearing to God that river is rushing uphill!

I drove I-70, from I-15, then east to Grand Junction then east to Vail, and it was somewhere along that route where that optical illusion came about.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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The New River flows south to north, I think that's the only river in the world but
water will never flow uphill.
Not correct, there are many south to north flowing rivers...just in the US: link.

In the world: link

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Old 06-29-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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The New River flows south to north, I think that's the only river in the world but
water will never flow uphill.
Red River that creates the border between MN and ND does also.


That is why it floods so easily in spring.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Rivers have been known to reverse flow and possibly flow "uphill" when ice builds up and blocks the downhill flow. The Detroit River has done that on occasion.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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The New River flows south to north, I think that's the only river in the world but
water will never flow uphill.
The Nile River flows south to north. Of course it all depends on the topography. As you stated, rivers don't flow uphill. Moving north is not necessarily uphill.

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Old 06-29-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Streams and rivers can flow uphill, but not for very long; imagine a surge of water from snowmelt or a dam breaking or something; it can go into a depression and flow back out the other side. But since it's flowing slower on the way out than the way in, it'll quickly fill up the depression. You're not going to see steady state uphill flow. As for south to north, there's a somewhat well-known stream in Africa that does that.....
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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Any stream of water will flow uphill if it's being pushed by a stronger force than gravity. The Mississippi flowed south to north for a very brief period of time during the New Madrid earthquake of 1812 near Missouri.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Not correct, there are many south to north flowing rivers...just in the US: link.

In the world: link

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Gemstone1
Thanks, guess it was only in my world
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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Maybe not in true rivers, but in underground channels water may go uphill for a short distance in order to ultimately reach an even lower point, just as water can go through a hose that passes over an object.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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The New River flows south to north, I think that's the only river in the world but
water will never flow uphill.
Rivers That Flow North - Worldatlas.com
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