14 Of The Most Notable Confluences In The World

Today, as I was scouring through the internet, I came upon a photo of a confluence. The beauty of having two different bodies of water collide without mixing together amazed me. I searched for some of the most notable confluences in the world and my mind was blown away.

Here are some of those:

Source: Pinterest
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada is at the confluence of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Source: Pinterest


The junction of the Green River and Colorado River forms the heart of Canyonlands National Park in Utah’s Canyon Country. Source: Reddit


Passau known also as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of Three Rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North.


The two largest rivers in Australia, the Darling and the Murray converge at Wentworth, New South Wales


Red and Assiniboine River confluence
Winnipeg, Canada, is at the confluence of the Red River, and the Assiniboine River. The area is referred to as The Forks by locals, and has been an important trade location for over 6000 years.


The Hochelaga Archipelago, including the island and city of Montreal, is located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and Ottawa River in Quebec, Canada. Source: A River Diary


Manaus, Brazil is on the Rio Negro near its confluence with the Amazon (see Meeting of Waters). It is the chief port and a hub for the region’s extensive river system.


Osijek, Croatia, is on the right bank of the river Drava 25 km upstream of its confluence with the Danube.


The confluence between the Franklin River and Gordon River in south-western Tasmania


Lyon, France is located on the confluence of the Saône and Rhone rivers.


Snake - Columbia Confluence
The confluence of the Snake and Columbia River at the Tri-Cities of Washington.


Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, is located at the confluence of the muddy Fraser River and the clearer Thompson River.


The Sangam, near Allahabad, India, where the sacred rivers Ganges and Yamuna meet to create one of the holiest places in Hinduism.


Aerials Cairo area Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers 08-13-2014
The Ohio River is formed by the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Source: Cape Central High 

Source and image: Wikipedia