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  New River (England) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New River is a man-made waterway in England, opened in 1613 to supply London with fresh drinking water taken from the River Lee and from springs and wells along its course.
Its original termination point was at New River Head in Islington, close to the current location of Sadler's Wells theatre.
The semi-redundant section of the New River's course between Canonbury and Islington town centre now forms a picturesque walk alongside the now shallow stream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_River_(England)   (199 words)

  
 New River Trail State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
New River Trail State Park, designated an official National Recreation Trail by the U. Department of the Interior, parallels 39 miles of the New River, the second oldest river in the world and one of the few flowing north.
New River Trail can also be accessed at Hiwasee, Allisonia, Austinville and Lone Ash, but there is no developed parking area at these entrances.
The New River's current is unpredictable and potentially dangerous; underwater hazards are possible.
www.dcr.state.va.us /parks/newriver.htm   (2250 words)

  
 New River Gorge whitewater rafting on the New River, WV.
The New River is the world's second oldest waterway after the Nile, and the East's most popular white water river.
The setting for the lower New River is a dramatic 1000-foot deep uninhabited gorge covered with a beautiful deciduous forest.
Called the "Grand Canyon of the East" the lower New River actually runs a third more volume than the Colorado in the Spring and provides a multi-level experience in the Summer and Fall suitable for families and youth groups.
www.aceraft.com /rafting/lower-new.html   (238 words)

  
 New River Gorge NR - New River Gorge Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about the New River Gorge Bridge, and other engineering feats, at the PBS Building Big site, or tune in to the PBS series on television.
It was not until the completion of the New River Gorge Bridge on October 22, 1977, that this travel problem was solved.
At 876 feet above the New River, it is the second highest bridge in this country.
www.nps.gov /neri/bridge.htm   (505 words)

  
 Sherpa Guides | Virginia | Mountains | River Valleys | The New River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New River is on of the few rivers in North America to flow south to north, and the only river to cut through the entire width of the Appalachian Mountains.
The New cools the feet of hikers on the Appalachian Trail west of Pearisburg, passes through a gap called the Narrows, and hails Peters Mountain Wilderness to the northeast as it leaves the state in the western tip of Giles County.
There, the river changes character as it tumbles through the canyons of New River Gorge, creating serious rapids of Class III to Class V. Outfitters in Virginia and West Virginia are ready to take visitors fishing, canoeing, tubing, or whitewater rafting.
sherpaguides.com /virginia/mountains/long_trails_valleys/new_river.html   (6939 words)

  
 Historical record of flooding on the Mohawk River, New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the purpose of this study, the dam is far removed from the majority of the Mohawk drainage basin and has been in use for all but the first 9 years of the data set, making it relatively insignificant in the large trends measured in the analysis.
Indeed, the data sets the stage that this river's flood potential is on the rise and this needs to be an integral part of the planning all development, including the spending of the state's $150 million investment in river and canal development.
Historic Flooding on the Mohawk River is the last ~80 years of flooding on the lower reaches of the Mohawk River (Cohoes, NY monitoring station).
zircon.geology.union.edu /Mohawk_river/Mohawk_Flood   (5827 words)

  
 New River Rafting Trips in West Virginia .: Songer Whitewater Rafting 2005 :.
Flowing from the mountains of western North Carolina, the New River flows at a slow meandering pace until it reaches the "Grand Canyon of the East", the New River Gorge.
The New River took millions of years to carve this incredible gorge filled with breathtaking scenery, rich history and exciting whitewater rafting.
The Middle New is one of the most scenic areas of the New River Gorge and its rapids are small and playful, yet still provide a thrill for the entire family.
www.songerwhitewater.com /newriver.htm   (1088 words)

  
 WVGES Geology: Geology of the New River Gorge
Two persistent statements concerning the New River are: 1) it is the only river that flows completely across the Appalachians from east to west, and 2) it is the second oldest river in the world.
The New River Gorge is about one-third as deep, and assuming erosion rates are similar, this translates to an "age" of between 2 to 3 million years.
Geology and geography of the New River Gorge at Hawks Nest, Fayette County.
www.wvgs.wvnet.edu /www/geology/geoles01.htm   (2302 words)

  
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The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel-arch bridge, in West Virginia near Fayetteville, and was for many years, with a length of 3030 feet (924m) the longest in the world of that type.
Spanning the New River at a height of 876 feet (267m), making it the second-highest bridge in the country, its arch extends 1700 feet (518m).
† The Lupu Bridge in Shanghai, completed February 8, 2003, is now the longest steel-arch bridge by 105 feet (32m), although the New River Gorge Bridge remains the longest of its particular type.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/n/ne/new_river_gorge_bridge.html   (292 words)

  
 USA Raft - New River Whitewater Rafting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New River is considered to be the world's second oldest river.
The New meanders north through North Carolina, Virginia and finally to West Virginia and offers a wide variety of whitewater rafting experiences from a gentle summer float trip to a heart-pounding Class V rafting adventure.
Ideal for children an the young at heart, age 6 and up, the New River Family Express Rafting Trip is a leisurely paddle along one of the most scenic rivers in the East.
www.usaraft.com /newriver.htm   (232 words)

  
 About the New River Valley
In 1750, the New River Valley was the "West".
These settlers and pioneers in the New River Valley of Virginia would begin the epoch of western settlement in the new world which would not end until the last years of the nineteenth century.
The earliest documented European exploration of the New River and its valley was a 1671 expedition sponsored by Abraham Wood, Commander of Fort Henry at the falls of the Appomattox River of Virginia (Petersburg area).
www.mindspring.com /~ronwags/AboutNRV.html   (639 words)

  
 Market research and research-based consulting. New River, Auckland, NZ
New Zealand-based and established in 2001, New River works for some of New Zealand’s top companies and exports its services to clients internationally.
New River is a full service research agency.
New River has run a research program since 2001 identifying and understanding which companies most excite people, which make people feel the best and how they do it.
www.newriver.co.nz   (153 words)

  
 Virtual Guide to the New River Trail part of the New River Trail State Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New River Trail was selected by the White House Millenniun Council as a trail best able to "honor the best and imagine the future." From Cherry Creek Cyclery and all the New River Trail fans, congratulations to the supporters and staff of the New River Trail State Park for winning this award.
The New is the oldest river in North America - identified as the Teays River several ice ages back.
Also included are the Virginia Creeper Trail, the New River Rail Trail, a 67-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail, and trails found in Grayson Highlands State Park.
www.cccyclery.com /geninbg.htm   (1891 words)

  
 New River Rafting | Whitewater rafting in the New River Gorge, West Virginia
The New River is one of the oldest rivers on the planet and the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.
The New River offers a variety of whitewater rafting trips for all ability levels, age 6 and up.
The New River Gorge is home to some of the biggest and most dependable water flows in the East.
www.new-river-rafting.com   (195 words)

  
 New River - West Virginia (WV)
The accounts claiming "the Indians called the New River the 'river of death'" are most likely the product of 20th Century rural legend, rather than being based on factual information, as no written accounts or records of this reference can be found that were writen or published prior to the 1950's.
Although often called "the 2nd oldest river in the world," New River could actually be the 2nd oldest, the 22nd oldest, or the 102nd oldest river in the world, according to a web page devoted to the Geology of the New River Gorge (http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/www/geology/geoles01.htm).
The New River and whitewater rafting are synonymous.
www.wvexp.com /index.php/New_River   (493 words)

  
 New River on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New River Bridge, built across the River Gorge, is the largest steel-arch bridge in the United States.
Brianna Moore, 8, of Blackwood, New Jersey, likes to look for interesting rocks when she goes to the banks of the Delaware River in West Deptford, New Jersey.
Refugees crossing the destroyed Allenby bridge on the Jordan river becoming the new border between Israel and Jordan.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NewR1iver.asp   (681 words)

  
 New River Outfitters, Canoe the New! Canoeing in the North Carolina Mountains
New River Outfitters is the oldest, most experienced, and most complete outfitter on the New River in North Carolina.
Since 1976 we have been helping individuals, families, and groups enjoy the beautiful New River by canoe.
When you plan your trip on the New this year, be sure to schedule it with the best - New River Outfitters.
www.canoethenew.com   (91 words)

  
 New River Canoe, Kayak, Cabin Rentals, Primitive Camping, Guided Smallmouth Trips Virginia
Canoe the New Outfitters is located in Giles County, Virginia (25 minutes west of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech) on the beautiful New River in Pearisburg, Virginia.
led in the beautiful New River Valley, the mighty New River in Giles County, VA is a growing phenomenon among fishermen, river goers, outdoor enthusiasts, and vacationers.
The creek is one of the largest tributaries to the New River in Virginia and is an absolute treat to paddle in the early spring and late summers when the water levels are higher.
www.icanoethenew.com   (998 words)

  
 Cities of Science - London - The New River in Islington
In the reign of Elizabeth I the population of London grew to 180 000.
The 'New' River opened in 1613, in the reign of James I, bringing fresh water to Islington from the River Lee 20 miles away in Hertfordshire.
The New River is an entirely artificial water course which was designed to wind its way along the 100 foot (30.5 m) contour for 40 miles dropping a mere five and a half inches (about 13 cm) per mile.
www.citiesofscience.co.uk /go/London/ContentPlace_1902.html   (325 words)

  
 New River Whitewater Rafting : Go White Water Rafting on the New River West Virgina with Appalachian Wildwaters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The New River is one of those special places in the world where beauty and whitewater combine into one of the great river trips of the East.
New River Dinner Trip: The early afternoon put-in at Cunard, an uncrowded river, a delicious riverside dinner,...
New River Double Run: Featuring two runs through the heart of the Lower New River Gorge...
www.awrafts.com /new.asp   (272 words)

  
 New River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 'New River' is in fact a man-made water course, which has supplied London with fresh water from Hertfordshire since 1613.
The current capacity of the New River is 40million gallons of water per day, but when first built, it was only half that of today....
The New River originally terminated at Islington, from where water was distributed to houses in wooden pipes.
www.leevalley-online.co.uk /towns/misc/newriver.htm   (822 words)

  
 Living Along a New Jersey River, and Sometimes Watching It Move In - New York Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
OAKLAND, N.J., Oct. 14 - When the brown, murky waters of the Ramapo River crept up the seventh of thirteen stairs that separate the two floors of Edith Seltenheim's house here on Friday, she began to pray for relief, but not for rescue.
Seltenheim, other residents of Pleasureland - which sits on low ground along the river and is named for a now-closed pool club - say that the costs of leaving, plus the joys of staying in dry weather, keep them living next to, and sometimes in, the Ramapo River.
"The river is great, but this isn't a river," she said pointing at the waterline halfway up her neighbor's doors.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/15/nyregion/15diehards.html?ex=1130040000&en=aba89c5e3ba5e408&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVERNEWS   (789 words)

  
 GORP - New River Wildwater - Premier Paddling in West Virginia
The river flows through a rugged canyon most of the way through the state, breaking out into a broad valley only as it merges with the Gauley River at Gauley Bridge.
The river from Hinton to Fayette Station is now designated as the New River Gorge National River, and there is a national park service visitor center on the north side of the famous New River Gorge Bridge on WV 19, featuring spectacular river and bridge views.
The river is wide and powerful at 2.5 feet on the Hinton gauge, and it would be unwise for novices or open boats to proceed at this or higher levels.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/menasha/pad_newr.htm   (2506 words)

  
 Whitewater Rafting West Virginia with Appalachian Wildwaters: New River WV and Gauley River WV Rafting::..
Whitewater Rafting West Virginia with Appalachian Wildwaters: New River WV and Gauley River WV Rafting::..
Whitewater rafting enthusiasts from all over are drawn to West Virginia to enjoy the fun, excitement and majestic beauty of the New River and Gauley River.
If you are new to West Virginia White Water visit our Trip Chart page to discover all of the options available to you and your group when you plan your vacation with Appalachian Wildwaters.
www.awrafts.com   (242 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: New River Gorge Bridge
For years, in order to cross the New River Gorge, drivers were forced to take a 40-mile detour or carefully wind down narrow mountain roads.
It wasn't until the completion of the New River Gorge Bridge in 1977 that this problem was solved.
The New River Gorge was an ideal location for a steel arch bridge.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/new_river_gorge.html   (300 words)

  
 Home of Whitewater Rafting in the New River Gorge and Gauley River West Virginia
We specialize in whitewater rafting on the Gauley River and the New River West Virginia.
Located near the New River Gorge and the New River Bridge in West Virginia, Adventures Mountain River is your professional whitewater outfitter.
The New River Gorge in West Virginia, was our first adventure rafting expedition and continues to be an exciting ride every time.
www.raftmrt.com   (348 words)

  
 Geology and History of the Civil War Iron Industry
The New River-Cripple Creek iron occurrences are elegantly described in a number of older publications, particularly Boyd (1881; 1884), McCreath and d’Invilliers (1807), and Holden (1905; 1907).
Graham built a furnace in 1853 at Barren Springs along the south bank of the New River that was in blast as late as November 1864 (Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1995).
The new technology, together with the size of the western Virginia iron deposits, lower ore, labor, and production costs, and proximity to the high-demand Eastern markets, propelled the industry into its “golden age” when Virginia iron was prominent on the national scene.
www.cwc.lsu.edu /cwc/inter-aspects/geol(iron).htm   (6276 words)

  
 New River Gorge NR - Climbing
The cliffs at New River Gorge are made up a a very hard sandstone, and range from 30 to 120 feet in height.
There are many areas of private property within the New River Gorge, including some within the park boundary.
Within the 63,000 acres of New River Gorge National River are over 1400 established rock climbs.
www.nps.gov /neri/climbing.htm   (548 words)

  
 NRVToday.com - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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