Where is the shortest river in the world?

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC 200311024

OK, you have read about Devil’s Lake in my blog before, as my family used to own a cabin on the lake for many, many years, but did you know that the lake is connected to the world’s shortest river? Yep, the river goes a whopping 120 feet from the lake to the Pacific Ocean.

The D River (The Worlds Shortest River)

The D River is the world’s shortest according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Now, I have to say after water skiing and fishing on the lake all those years and seeing the outlet to the river, I didn’t know until I read a sign on Hwy 101 the other day. Oh, the things you learn when you pay attention to your surroundings.

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Comments (10)

Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Here they call dem things 'cricks' ;-) 

Oct 17, 2010 02:41 PM
Bob Willis
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Orange, CA
Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent

I used to live in Oregon, and I have seen the D River.  Thanks for sharing.  It brings back memories.

Oct 17, 2010 02:51 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

I'm with Liz.....we call them "short rivers, cricks."  No water skiing in that thing!

Oct 17, 2010 03:12 PM
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC



Wow that is short now isnt it? Amazing. Have a great week.


Oct 17, 2010 03:32 PM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


120 feet isn't even a significant ditch.

I assume the lake is brackish with heavy tides.


Oct 17, 2010 03:56 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

It would take me 120 feet to get up on skis & then i'd be in trouble!!  Amazing facts that perhaps you now appreciate more because you can share it well with your kids too.  thanks, Richard.

Oct 17, 2010 11:44 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Hmmm....maybe this will come up in a trivia game someday..thanks!  SOunds like a great place to grow up!

Oct 18, 2010 03:06 AM
Mike Cathell
Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC - Fort Myers, FL
Real Estate Investing for Real People

Next time I visit the Northwest, I need to take a swim in that river.  Then when I get back to Florida, I can tell my friends I swam the full length of a river all the way to the Pacific Ocean.  Then all I need to do is keep them off Google!  Thanks for the post!

Oct 18, 2010 03:24 AM
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

A 120 ft river sounds more like a canal than a river.

Oct 18, 2010 07:30 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

No this certainly isn't a river you are going to go rafting in. But, I'm not sure what made them call this thing an actual river over many of the others that look just the same along the coast.

Oct 19, 2010 06:07 AM