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Do You Live By A River?

I live in Pierre, SD…on the Missouri River.
4meAndyou · F
No, but I do live near Town Brook, which is the waterway the Pilgrims used for their fresh water, and which is a source of herring.
sree251 · 41-45, M
@4meAndyou It's sad that tap water in the US is undrinkable. I thought tap water in third world countries are unsafe and folks drinking Evian bottled water in the US were making a fashion statement. Now, I see Mexicans and blacks buying and hauling stacks of bottled water in their carts coming out at grocery stores.
4meAndyou · F
@sree251 It's not undrinkable out of the tap in EVERY town. But it usually needs extra filtration.
sree251 · 41-45, M
@4meAndyou Why is extra filtration necessary? Municipal water supply must adhered to health standards for public consumption. What's wrong with America? Are we the greatest country in the world or not? We don't have drinkable water?
ArishMell · 70-79, M
No, I live close to the coat but there is a river only a couple of miles away.
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A friend living on the flanks of the Pennine Hills in NW England, told me of a bizarre argument with his home insurer over this. It wanted to jack up the premium thanks, it claimed, to the flood-risk.

Querying it, he was told according to some officially-made map bearing lines paralleling river-banks to some distance away, and calling the enclosed area prone to floods.

He pointed out that yes, he does live within that distance.... but up on the valley side nearly 200 feet above bank level!

I can't remember if he won the argument, or even if it had been resolved at the time. However, insurers are not noted for technical or local knowledge, nor sense and initiative, and these ones had relied on "information" prepared by some over-worked official apparently unable to read an Ordnance Survey map!
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Nowhere close to any
ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@SW-User 😆
kodiac · 22-25, M
icedsky · 51-55, M
Live by a few. The Nisqually. The Skookumchuck, The Mashel River. The Deschutes river. And work by one called the Puyallup river.
@icedsky Like those names!
icedsky · 51-55, M
@PoetryNEmotion Lots of Native American names here in western Washington.
Ducky · 31-35, F
Yep. The Salt River of Arizona that runs through the Phoenix metropolitan area -- where I live.
ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@Ducky My grandma lives in Tempe. I know it.
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poisonouscupcake · 22-25, F
i live in michigan so there’s a river or lake basically everywhere fjsjfjsjd, i live about a mile away from a river now
The Ausable. And near Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes.
Carla · 61-69, F
@PoetryNEmotion i love canoeing the au sable. Best in the state, in my opinion. But it's been more than a minute..
poisonouscupcake · 22-25, F
@PoetryNEmotion i love the au sable river!! my dad is from grayling where the canoe race starts😺
Fairydust · F
Yeah I do and the sea.
Fairydust · F
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Me after 2 mins….
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@Fairydust Where are you going dear?
Oster1 · M
@Fairydust Now, that was funny!!! 😊😂🤣😅😁✨🥰
ElRengo · 70-79, M
Buenos Aires, the Rio de la Plata, a river that is not a river.
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sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
Missouri River....too thick to drink, too thin to plow
I live near the Missouri River. In Missouri
Virgo79 · 61-69, M
Just a creek
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ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@Teggy 😆
Ramrod · 46-50, M
Yes,believe it or not i am within 15-20 minutes of two different rivers and Lake Erie,i love my fishing , swimming, and photography. :)
Oster1 · M
Just down the street along the greenway and stocked with Trout and other gamefish.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
I grew up near the Hudson and East rivers. I now live near the Mississippi River.
SwampFlower · 31-35, F
I live near a pretty big creek and lake. I grew up by the river though. .
ProfessorPlum77 · 70-79, MVIP
[c=002673]I grew up about a mile from the Mississippi River. [/c]
A river is not too far away, as is the sea
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
No and I'm happy because rivers flood.
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
Closest one is 20kms down the road

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Freeranger · M
Yup, but it's a small one.
Nitedoc · 51-55, M
Yes, a few.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
about 1/2 mile away from the New River
ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@wildbill83 as opposed to the old river…😆
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
@ChadJNSD ironically, the New River is the 2nd oldest river in the world...
ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@wildbill83 Nice.
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
...aren't most rural towns in SD near water since the time of the steam engines?
ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@Starcrossed Not quite.
Carla · 61-69, F
Yes. If i could clear the trees, i could, in my softball years, almost throw a rock into it.
pentacorn · F
about 45 mins away, but very near many bays and a gulf
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
Quite a few around, but my property doesn't border one.
TexChik · F
I think one of the trapping supply places we buy from is in Pierre.
Wizardry · 46-50, M
My late grandparents lived near a river
IWasCallingYaLarry · 26-30, M
I live in a van down by the river.
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
I used to, when I was 6 years old.
deadgerbil · 22-25, F
Yes, Chicago River
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
Yes right by a river
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ChadJNSD · 31-35, M
@SW-User 😩
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Yes, the ones closest to me are one about 2 miles to the northeast, and another about 2.5 miles to the south

The one northeast of me

The one south of me

 
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