The Amazon River supplies more fresh water to the world’s oceans than any other river. It also has the more tributaries than any other river and the world’s largest watershed. Though a National Geographic article publish... More »

Rivers are important because they transport water, provide habitat, support economic activities and enable transportation. Rivers provide life-sustaining supplies of water and important nutrients for living organisms aro... More »

The average depth of the Brazil section of the Amazon River is about 150 feet, with maximum depths reaching about 300 feet. In the section of the river between Manacapuru and Óbidos, the depth ranges between 66 and 85 fe... More »

The Amazon River has an estimated 1,100 tributaries, which provide approximately one-sixth of the freshwater that drains into the world's oceans, according to WWF Global. The source of the Amazon River is Carhuastana and... More »

The Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Before the Andes Mountains were lifted up during the geological Laramide Revolution about 65 million years ago, the Amazon flowed into the Pacific Ocean. More »

As of 2014, the source of the Amazon River is the Mantaro River in the Peruvian Andes. The source of the Amazon River has always been hotly debated, and until 1971, the Apurimac River was considered the source of the Ama... More »

People use the Amazon River for water, food, travel and scientific discovery. In fact, the Amazon River alone adds 20 percent of freshwater into the ocean and is possibly the longest river in the world. More »