One of the features of terraforming is the creation of rivers and waterfalls, as well as the removal of streams and lakes. To do this, you need the Island Designer app. If you don’t know how to get it and how to buy the river creation feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, take a look at our Terraforming and Island Designer guide.

There Are Several Limitations You Should Know About

At the very beginning, it’s worth mentioning the restrictions. Firstly, you cannot delete the river that was on your island from the very beginning. You can place ground on them, but you cannot delete them.

You also cannot create your own retail outlets. This means that the river you created must be connected to one of the main rivers on the island.

The third limitation is that you cannot build the river in front of the tree, so you must cut it or eat fruits and replant the plant.

How to Created Rivers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Knowing the limitations, you can start creating rivers and reservoirs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To get started, launch the Island Designer app and select “Start construction!” Press + on the controller and select Greening Permit (1).

All you have to do now is press A and the cube of the earth in front of you will turn into water.

The riverbank will bend naturally and the following sections will merge as you extend the reservoir or river in the desired direction.

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You can also create a waterfall in the game. For this, you need to climb onto the rock from which water should flow, and press A, facing the shore.

You don’t need to create water underneath to create a waterfall. However, you cannot create a waterfall on the curved edge of a cliff.

To remove a piece of water, simply press A while standing in front of it.

This is everything you need to know about creating water places in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While you are here, take a look at our guide on how to shoot down a flying gift, which will give you some useful rewards.

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