What is the longest river in the United States?

and in what general direction does it flow? Also, name the city which is located at the river's mouth and 5 states through which it flows. Finally, which two men led an expedition along this river in 1803 to explore the region?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What is the longest river in the United States?the Missouri River Also, name the city which is located at the river's mouth Mouth : Mississippi River, near St. Louis in St. Charles County, Missouri and 5 states through which it flows.,Iowa,Minnesota,IIIinois,Missouri,Wisconsin. Finally, which two men led an expedition along this river in 1803 to explore the region?On June 20, 1803, Thomas Jefferson instructed Meriwether Lewis to explore the Missouri and look for a water route to the Pacific.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River -------------------- Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette The first Europeans to see the river were the French explorers Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette who never explored the Missouri beyond its mouth. ---------------- At 2,565 miles (4,130), the Missouri River is the longest river in the United States and drains approximately one sixth of the North American continent. It serves as a tributary of the Mississippi River. The combined Missouri-Mississippi river system is the fourth longest river in the world.http://www.usefultrivia.com/geography_trivia/unite... ------------The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and the longest river in the United States of America. The Missouri likely originates at Brower's Spring at the upper reaches of the Jefferson, before joining the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson, and Gallatin rivers in Montana. From this point, it flows through its valley south and east into the Mississippi north of St. Louis, Missouri.

    Lengths of the major rivers 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 http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/riversofworld.html Map of Mississipi http://www.steamboats.org/assets/images/traveller/...

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  • 3 years ago

    What Is The Longest River

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    3 years ago

    Longest River In The Us

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    5 years ago

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    Lengths of the major rivers Take a look at a map of the United States or of any country in the world. Notice how towns and cities tend to be located next to rivers? This is no coincidence. Rivers provide water for the essential needs of both tiny towns and huge cities. There's a good chance that you live near one of our nation's large rivers. Ever wonder what rivers are the longest? Look at the graphic below to see our short list of long rivers. (It's not so easy to define how long a river is. If a number of tributaries merge to form a larger river, how would you define where the river actually begins? Here, we define river length as the distance to the outflow point from the original headwaters where the name defines the complete length. (Source: Statistical Abstract of the U.S., 1986)) WORLD Nile: 4,132 miles Amazon: 4,000 miles Yangtze: 3,915 miles UNITED STATES 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 Brazos: 1,280 miles Columbia: 1,240 miles Snake: 1,040 miles Platte: 990 miles Pecos: 926 miles Canadian: 906 miles Tennessee: 886 miles Colorado (of Texas): 862 miles North Canadian: 800 miles Mobile: 774 miles Kansas: 743 miles Kuskokwim: 724 miles Yellowstone: 692 miles Tanana: 659 miles Milk: 625 miles Quachita: 605 miles Hamilton: 600 miles Cimarron: 600 miles The Yellowstone River is the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states. Unshackled by dams, the 680-mile river begins its journey in the mountains of northwest Wyoming and extends to meet with the Missouri River in northeastern Montana. Fish, float or simply appreciate this national treasure. The Yellowstone River, the longest free-flowing river in The United States, is a world-class blue ribbon trout stream, teaming with trophy-size Cutthroats, Browns and Rainbows. It flows North through Paradise Valley from its source, Yellowstone Lake, in famed Yellowstone National Park

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  • 5 years ago

    the Mississippi river!:) Duh:0

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  • 5 years ago

    THe snake river

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  • 3 years ago

    This is useful

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  • 1 decade ago

    mississipi river, new orleans, minisota missiipi lousiiana missouri ... look at a map, french people. LOOK ON WIKIPEDIA

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  • 5 years ago

    Missouri , it also boost the longer continuous navigable channel....it is not the missisppi

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