Is the French Broad the oldest river?

What is the world’s oldest river?

List of some of the world’s oldest rivers

River Age (Mya) Outflow
Nile 65 to 75 Mediterranean Sea
Thames 58 North Sea
Indus (Sindhu) 45 Arabian Sea
Tyne 30 North Sea

Why is the French Broad River called the French Broad River?

The French Broad River got its name because the river flowed north toward French owned land and because the river is so broad (wide). The main stem of the French Broad River is in Rosman, North Carolina. The French Broad River is one of only a few rivers in the United States that flows North.

Where does French Broad River start and end?

Is the French Broad river dammed?

It travels northward past Canton and Clyde and continues around the eastern side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where it is dammed to form Waterville Lake. Between the lake and the Tennessee state line, the river is diverted through a 6-mile- (10-km-) long tunnel to a hydroelectric plant.

Is the French Broad river Clean?

“The French Broad has some clean and clear streams that run through protected public lands, but we’re seeing more and more problem sites that consistently fail the EPA’s safe water standard for E. coli,” Carson said.

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