Fish and other animals live in rivers! Some are adapted to swim against the fast-moving river water.
Many different types of plants and animals grow and live along a river’s banks, including trees, shrubs, birds, and insects.
People in many cities and towns rely on the water from rivers so they can drink it, wash with it, water their yards and flush the toilet.
Some places use the energy of flowing river water to make electricity in hydroelectric power plants.
Rivers help farmers water their crops and animals.