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Missouri River
Pekitanoui[1], Big Muddy[2], Mighty Mo, Wide Missouri, Kícpaarukstiʾ[3], Lakota: Mnišoše[4][5]
A wide river flows atween dark forests an law bluffs
A relatively undeveloped reach o the river near Rocheport, Missouri
Name oreegin: The Missouri tribe, whose name in turn meant "fowk wi widden canoes"[1]
Kintra Unitit States
States Montana, North Dakota, Sooth Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
Tributaries
 - left Jefferson, Dearborn, Sun, Marias, Milk, James, Big Sioux, Grand, Chariton
 - right Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Little Missouri, Cheyenne, White, Niobrara, Platte, Kansas, Osage, Gasconade
Ceeties Great Falls, MT, Bismarck, ND, Pierre, SD, Sioux City, IA, Omaha, NE, Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO, St. Louis, MO
Primar soorce Hell Roaring Creek, a tributary o the Jefferson River
 - location near Brower's Spring, Montana
 - elevation 9,100 ft (2,774 m)
 - coordinates 44°32′31″N 111°27′53″W / 44.54194°N 111.46472°W / 44.54194; -111.46472 [6][7]
Secondary source Firehole River, a tributary o the Madison River
 - location Madison Lake, Yellowstone Naitional Pairk, Wyoming
 - elevation 8,215 ft (2,504 m)
 - coordinates 44°20′55″N 110°51′53″W / 44.34861°N 110.86472°W / 44.34861; -110.86472 [8]
Soorce confluence Missouri Headwaters State Park
 - location Three Forks, Montana
 - elevation 4,042 ft (1,232 m)
 - coordinates 45°55′39″N 111°20′39″W / 45.92750°N 111.34417°W / 45.92750; -111.34417 [1]
Mooth Mississippi River
 - location Spanish Lake, near St. Louis, Missouri
 - elevation 404 ft (123 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°48′49″N 90°07′11″W / 38.81361°N 90.11972°W / 38.81361; -90.11972Coordinates: 38°48′49″N 90°07′11″W / 38.81361°N 90.11972°W / 38.81361; -90.11972 [1]
Lenth 2,341 mi (3,767 km) [9]
Basin 529,350 sq mi (1,371,010 km2) [10]
Dischairge for Hermann, MO; RM 97.9 (RKM 157.6)
 - average 87,520 cu ft/s (2,478 m3/s) [11]
 - max 750,000 cu ft/s (21,238 m3/s) [12]
 - min 602 cu ft/s (17 m3/s) [11]
Missouririvermap.jpg
Map of the Missouri River and its tributaries in
North America

The Missouri River is the langest river in North Americae.[13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Missouri River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-10-24. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. "Spotlight on the Big Muddy" (PDF). Missouri Stream Team. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. "AISRI Dictionary Database Search--prototype version. "River", Southband Pawnee". American Indian Studies Research Institute. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  4. Karolevitz, Robert F.; Hunhoff, Bernie (1988). Uniquely South Dakota. Donning Company. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-89865-730-2. 
  5. Ullrich, Jan, ed. (2011). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. LCCN 2008922508. 
  6. [1] USGS topographic map of the source
  7. Nell, Donald F.; Demetriades, Anthony. "The True Utmost Reaches of the Missouri: Were Lewis and Clark wrong when they identified the source of this great river?". Montana Outdoors (2005–07 to 08). Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  8. "Madison Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-04-04. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  9. "Missouri River Environmental Assessment Program Summary". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  10. "The Missouri River Story". Columbia Environmental Research Center. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "USGS Gage #06934500 on the Missouri River at Hermann, Missouri: Water-Data Report 2009" (PDF). National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1897–2009. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  12. Pinter, Nicholas; Heine, Reuben A. "Hydrologic History of the Lower Missouri River". Geology Department. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  13. Howard Perlman, USGS (2012-10-31). "Lengths of major rivers, from USGS Water-Science School". Ga.water.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2012-11-21.