Rivers and Lakes Map of the United States
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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 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.
Top 10 US Rivers by Length
- Missouri: 2,540 miles
- Mississippi: 2,340 miles
- Yukon: 1,980 miles
- Rio Grande: 1,900 miles
- St. Lawrence: 1,900 miles
- Arkansas: 1,460 miles
- Colorado: 1,450 miles
- Atchafalaya: 1,420 miles
- Ohio: 1,310 miles
- Red: 1,290 miles
* The source for the length of the rivers in this article is the USGS.
The Great Lakes is a Series of lakes which includes the five largest lakes in the United States: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. They are located in the northern Midwest along the border between the United States and Canada. All Great Lakes Combined Create the largest collection of freshwater lakes in the world. They cover over 94,000 square miles of surface area and have 11,000 miles of shoreline.
The Great Salt Lake is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah. It is the largest lake in the United State that is not part of the Great Lakes. It covers a total area of 1,700 square miles. The Jordan, Weber, and Bear rivers are the three major tributaries to the lake. It is even saltier than the ocean.
Top 5 Largest Lakes by Area in the United States
- The Lake Superior – 31,700 sq. miles
- Lake Huron – 23,000 sq. miles
- The Lake Michigan – 22,300 sq. miles
- Lake Erie – 9,910 sq. miles
- Lake Ontario – 7,340 sq. miles