Top 10 Most Dangerous Rivers In The United States of America

Vidello Productions
6 min readApr 15, 2023

The top 10 most dangerous rivers in the United States of America include the deadly Salmon River, the mighty Rogue River and the insane American River, today we look at just how deadly they are.

10 — Rio Grande

Rio Grande: The Rio Grande, which forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico, is known for its strong currents and treacherous rapids, which have caused several accidents and fatalities over the years.

In June 2021, a group of migrants attempted to cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas, when their raft overturned, resulting in the deaths of two children and one adult.

In May 2018, a Border Patrol boat carrying five agents overturned on the Rio Grande near Laredo, Texas, resulting in the deaths of one agent and the injury of another.

In June 2014, a group of nine people attempted to cross the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, when their inflatable raft capsized, resulting in the deaths of five people.

In August 2013, a group of migrants attempted to cross the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, when their raft capsized, resulting in the deaths of four people.

9 — Salmon River

The Salmon River, located in Idaho, is known for its whitewater rapids, which can be difficult to navigate and have caused several accidents and fatalities.

In June 2021, a woman died after being thrown from a raft on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho and another incident saw a man drown after falling out of a raft on the Salmon River near Stanley, Idaho.

In August 2016, a woman drowned after being thrown from a raft on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho while a man died after falling out of a kayak on the Lower Salmon River in Idaho.

8 — Rogue River

The Rogue River, located in Southern Oregon, is known for its Class IV rapids, which have caused several accidents and fatalities over…

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