A river is a natural stream of water, usually freshwater, flowing towar the ocean, a lake, or another stream. In some cases a river flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water. Usually larger streams are called rivers while smaller streams are called creeks, brooks, rivulets, rills, and many other terms, but there is no general rule that defines what can be called a river. Sometimes a river is said to be larger than a creek, but this is not always the case.

Trivia about rivers

  • Cephissus was the god of these; one that bears his name flows to the west of Athens
  • The names Colorado & Tennessee were applied to these physical features before they were applied to states
  • Fluvial is a term that refers to these geographic features
  • The Brisbane, the Murray & the Murrumbidgee are all famous ones of these in Australia
  • For his labor of cleaning the Augean Stables, Hercules diverted 1 or 2 of these