Roe River

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The Roe River, which runs between the Missouri River and Giant Springs near Great Falls, Montana, is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest river in the world. Officially it is only 201 feet (61 meters) long.

The campaign to get the Roe River recognized originated from students at Lincoln elementary school in Great Falls, Montana. Students Molly Petersen and Dallas Neil (who later became a professional football player) put in an appearance on the Tonight Show as part of this effort.

Oregon's D River also has a claim as the shortest river in the world. However in practice the length of both rivers can vary substantially, and to date the Roe River remains the official record-holder.

See also

External links

  • BigSkyOutdoors (http://www.bigskyoutdoors.com/shortest%20river.htm) article on Roe River
  • MontanaKids.com (http://www.montanakids.com/db_engine/presentations/presentation.asp?pid=192&sub=Geography) article on Roe Riverde:Roe River
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