The BEST episodes of Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers

Every episode of Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers!

Jeremy Wade examines and explores some of the planet's largest waterways to understand how exploitation and pollution are contributing to the destruction of rivers that were once the lifeblood of communities.

Last Updated: 3/10/2024Network: Animal PlanetStatus: Ended
The Danube
33 votes

#1 - The Danube

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2018

The Danube's scenic route through ten European countries has made it a tourist magnet. But poachers, invasive species and engineering projects have made it one of the most endangered rivers on Earth. Jeremy Wade investigates what can be done to save it.

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The Zambezi
32 votes

#2 - The Zambezi

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2018

Wild and unnavigable, Africa's Zambezi boasts the world's mightiest waterfall, heart-pounding rapids and man-eating crocs. From the upper reaches in Zambia to the delta in Mozambique, Jeremy investigates the threats to this mighty river.

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The Amazon
28 votes

#3 - The Amazon

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/6/2018

The Amazon is the mightiest of all the rivers, but it is also under immense pressure. Jeremy Wade traces the epic migration of the dorado catfish and discovers the issues putting this great river at risk from leaking pipelines to impassable dams.

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The Ganges
51 votes

#4 - The Ganges

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/8/2018

India's mighty Ganges, a river revered by a billion Hindus as a living goddess, is in trouble. Jeremy Wade is on a 1,500-mile mission to investigate the problems first hand and discover what is being done to save this holy river.

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The Yangtze
37 votes

#5 - The Yangtze

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/15/2018

China's Yangtze River is threatened by over-fishing, industrial pollution and the loss of iconic monster fish. Jeremy Wade journeys upstream to find out if there are any fish left, and meets the heroes fighting for the future of the river.

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The Mississippi
35 votes

#6 - The Mississippi

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/22/2018

The Mighty Mississippi is threatened on several fronts - from alien invaders pushing out iconic native fish, to vast blooms of green algae strangling life from the river. Jeremy Wade meets scientists, fishermen and leaders fighting to save the river.

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