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Re-routed rivers

WHS connected with Rivers having undergone major man-made changes to their original location.

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

  • Guanajuato: "Another distinct feature of Guanajuato is the network of underground caverns and built to divert the Guanajuato River underneath the city"
  • Kremlin and Red Square: the Western walls of the Kremlin were defined by the River Neglinnaya "The Kremlin was built on a hill west of the Neglinnaya, using the river as a moat" (Wiki) and "At one time the River Neglinnaya, a tributary of the Moskva, flowed along here protecting the Kremlin walls. There were two bridges over the Neglinnaya, a drawbridge by the Pine-Grove Tower and a stone arched bridge linking the Trinity and Kutafia towers".
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine: The original effluence of the River Bievre into the Seine was where the Rue de Bievre is situated today - situated on the south bank at the eastern end of Ile de la Cite. It has since been moved further east. See  Link
  • Vienna: Danube regulation in the 19th Century
  • Westminster: Westminster Abbey: Originally built on Thorney Island (or the "Eyot of Thorns") created by 2 branches of the River Tyburn. The river has since been significantly re-routed  Link


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
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  5. Be explained, with reference to a source