New River was the second River discovered on The Land, in LY 151. It branches off of First River about 600 miles south of the northern coast of First Land, and continues in a mostly southeasterly direction for about 1700 miles. Just beyond the southern tip of New River is where Monab was settled in 404. The river divides Valley Forest on the west from Monab Forest on the east. A smaller river called Shoot River branches off of New River, to the southwest, about 900 miles southeast of the point where New River branches off from First River. A bridge was built across New River, just north of the point where Shoot River branches off, between 356 and 358, by a group led by Gallen, who later settled Ship on the northeast coast of First Land.
New River is an important source of fresh water and fish for the people of Monab.