What is the oldest river in the U.S.?

Here is the question :


Here is the option for the question :

  • New River
  • Snake River
  • Mississippi River
  • Colorado River

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

New River


[STC00309] The term “New River” is fairly funny when you realize that scientists believe it is the oldest river in North America, with an estimated age between 260 million and 325 million years old.

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve gets its name from the 320-mile river that runs from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to West Virginia.

The park is located in West Virginia.

To find the age of a river, scientists use several geological clues, including how deep the riverbed cuts, the size of the ‘meanders’ (curves), the age of the sediments found in the water, and the age of the rock in the valley surrounding it.

Along with the French Broad and the Kanawha Rivers, it’s possible that the New River system has been around since before the continent of North America was even formed.