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The Falklands has a number of small rivers of some length, the longest being San Carlos River, but none are particulary long due to the geography and geology of the islands. They tend to end in creeks or large inlets. There are numerous streams. On the East, streams are very often termed Arroyo, the Spanish connection from when gauchos worked the wild cattle. On West Falklands they are mostly a 'Stream'.

  • San Carlos River, largest and longest river in the islands, rising on the flats of Mount Usborne and flowing for about 24 miles (38.6 km) to run out through Port San Carlos.
  • Malo River or Arroyo Malo named for the Breton port of St Malo by the French when they occupied Port Louis, rises on the north side of the Wickham Heights near No Man's Land and runs for 13 miles (20.9 km) to exit through Malo Creek and Port Salvador.
  • The Murrel River sources from various streams including Shanty Stream and rises off Mount Challenger with tributaries joining off Mount Harriet, The Two Sisters and Mount Kent, just northwest of Stanley. The Murrel runs out into Hearnden Water and Port William. The Battle of Mount Longdon in 1982 was fought by the Murrel River and bridge. It is a good fishing river.
  • Fitzroy River rises from streams on the south side of the Wickham Heights and runs out through Port Fitzroy.
  • Swan Inlet River is roughly 8.5 miles (13.6 km) long and sources on the south side off the Wickham Heights around the Ceritos and Black Rock area, running out through Swan Inlet and on to Mare Harbour and Choiseul Sound.
  • Mullet Creek Stream sources between Two Sisters Mountain and Tumbledown and runs in to Mullet creek just over the Common some 3 miles (5.6 km) southwest of Stanley, in 1982 Argentine marines landed here.
  • Moody Brook named for Governor Moody who moved the seat of government from Port Louis to the new town of Stanley, sources in between Tumbledown and Two Sisters mountains and exits through Stanley harbour.
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