Roe River

Roe River

The Roe River runs between Giant Springs and the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana. The Roe River is only 61 meters (201 feet) at its longest constant point.

A successful campaign to get the Roe River recognized by the "Guinness Book of Records" as the shortest river in the world originated from students at Lincoln Elementary School in Great Falls, Montana. Students Molly A. Petersen and future NFL football player Dallas Neil put in an appearance on the "Tonight Show" as part of this effort.

Previously, Oregon's D River was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's shortest river at 134 meters (440 feet). This title was lost in 1989 when Guinness named the Roe River as the world's shortest. Not to be detered, the people of Lincoln City, submitted a new measurement to Guinness of about 36 meters (120 feet) long, when marked at "extreme high tide". [cite news
first = Carmel
last = Finley
author = Finley, Carmel
title = D River Reclaims 'Lost' Title
publisher = The Oregonian
date = 1988-05-04
accessdate = 2007-09-24
quote = Ginther said he determined that the D River flows from a fish control structure at the entrance of the lake west to where a huge driftwood log marks the point of extreme high tide, give or take five feet, and depending on sand elevation. That is 120 feet.

Starting in 2006 the "Guinness Book of Records" did not list a shortest river category.


ee also

*List of rivers of Montana
*Mill Ends Park, the world's smallest park in Portland, Oregon

External links

* [] article on Roe River
* [ Oregon Coast Today 2008]

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