US Major Rivers Map | Geography Map of USA

US Major Rivers Map | Geography Map of USA

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The US Major Rivers Map Shows That The Country has over 250,000 rivers. Those Rivers provide drinking water, irrigation water, transportation, electrical power, drainage, food, and recreation. 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.

Seven Major Rivers of USA cross or form international boundaries. The Yukon and Columbia rivers begin in Canada and flow into the United States. The Milk and Saint Lawrence rivers and the Red River of the North—begin in the United States and flow into Canada. Of these, only the Milk River crosses the international border twice, leaving and then re-entering the United States.

Two Major Rivers Map, Colorado, and the Rio Grande begin in the United States and flow into or from a border with Mexico.

US Major Rivers

USA Major Rivers
River Length (km) Length (miles) Drainage area (km²) Outflow Countries in the drainage basin USA States in the drainage basin
Missouri River 3,767 2,341 1,300,000 Mississippi River USA Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
Mississippi River 3,734 2,320 2,981,076 Gulf of Mexico USA Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Colorado River 2,334 1,450 637,137 Gulf of California USA, Mexico California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada
Columbia River 2,000 1,243 668,000 Pacific Ocean USA, Canada Washington, Oregon
Ohio River 1,579 981 528,100 Mississippi River USA Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky
Arkansas River 2,364 1,469 435,123 Mississippi River USA Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas
Snake River 1,735 1,078 278,450 Columbia River USA Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon
Saint Lawrence River 1,197 744 1,344,200 Gulf of St. Lawrence USA, Canada New York
Rio Grande 3,051 1,896 471,900 Gulf of Mexico USA, Mexico Texas, Colorado, New Mexico
Yukon River 3,190 1,982 854,700 Berin Sea USA, Canada Alaska

The Mississippi River Map

The Mississippi River Map

This is the longest and most famous river in North America. The Mississippi is 2,339 miles (3,765 km) in length from its source to the sea. The Map of USA Mississippi River starts flowing in the state of Minnesota (the ‘source’ or beginning of a river is also called the ‘head waters’) and flows south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Missouri River Map

The Missouri River is another 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 USA Major River begins in Western Montana and flows to the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis.