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The Amazon, measuring a mighty river

January 1, 1967

The Amazon, the world's largest river, discharges enough water into the sea each day to provide fresh water to the City of New York for over 9 years. Its flow accounts for about 15 percent of all the fresh water discharged into the oceans by all the rivers of the world. By comparison, the Amazon's flow is over 4 times that of the Congo River, the world's second largest river. And it is 10 times that of the Mississippi, the largest river on the North American Continent.

Publication Year 1967
Title The Amazon, measuring a mighty river
DOI 10.3133/70046378
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Index ID 70046378
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse