River Map of USA | US Geography Map
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The River Map of the USA has over 250,000 rivers. According to US Major Rivers Map, The longest river in the USA is the Missouri River; it is a tributary of the Mississippi River and is 2,540 miles long. But the biggest in terms of water volume is the deeper Mississippi River.
The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States at 2,540 miles long. Together with the Mississippi River, it forms the fourth largest river system in the world. The Map of this River begins in Western Montana and flows to the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. The river has over 95 significant tributaries including the Platte River, Kansas River, Milk River, Yellowstone River and, James River. About one-fourth of all the agricultural land in the U.S. is found in the Missouri River watershed. It provides more than one-third of the country’s wheat, flax, barley, and oats.
The Mississippi River is the 2nd longest river in North America. It has a total length of 2,339 miles (3,765 km) from its source to the sea. It starts flowing in the state of Minnesota and flows south to the Gulf of Mexico. The River is used primarily for transportation and it is an important commercial waterway across the globe. It connects many cities and has long been an important part of American trade.
The Colorado River starts from the state of Colorado in the Rocky Mountains and flows down into the Gulf of California. It has a total length of 1,450 miles. The river is famous for dramatic canyons, whitewater rapids, and eleven U.S. National Parks. The Colorado River and its tributaries are the primary source of water for 40 million people.