Rivers are really quite useful. They can provide us with recreational fun, a place to observe wildlife, or maybe a setting for peaceful self reflection… No wonder June has been declared National Rivers Month!
These beautiful natural waters supply us with everyday needs and enjoyments. Keeping rivers in tip top shape has become very important and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup. Around the country, people have come together to organize cleanups of their local rivers. Go here if you’re interested in helping out.
So in honor of National Rivers Month, we bring you 10 incredible images of rivers on the 10th! And, since we’re all about helping everyone with their photo needs, we’ll even give you some fabulous story ideas so you can use these river pictures whenever you need to:
First, we recommend you go with the standard reporting on National Rivers Month. Tame enough.
Maybe you’re interested in doing a little story on Goldilocks? Although folklore may say that bears are into porridge, you’re actually more likely to find Mama, Papa, and baby bear hitting up the river to catch a bite to eat.
How about a piece on how the Hoover Dam was built? Because we all know President Herbert Hoover wanted to build a place safe enough to harbor a potentially deadly cube from outer space. Like we could risk Megatron getting his hands on that! The cover up story was the dam was built for irrigation purposes, to control floods, and provide hydroelectric power from none other than the Colorado River … so you could do that story instead – either way this photo works.
If you’re discussing ideas for Summer Fun, you may need to provide some warning and information about potential dangers. You could say 1 in 10 people have a mishap with a crocodile while kayaking. This statistic cannot be verified by any legitimate source, but crocodiles do like residing near rivers as this picture clearly shows … and they have to eat.
Rivers run through our towns and cities, dividing places and providing a means of survival. You can’t escape them! So enjoy the rest of these cool pictures and have a happy National Rivers Month.
Or you can celebrate with more cool Newscom posts:
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