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The Great Mississippi Chain

the longest drainage ditch

United States
States Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana
Tributaries
 – left St. Croix River, Wisconsin River, Rock River, Illinois River, Kaskaskia River, Ohio River
 – right Minnesota River, Des Moines River, Missouri River, White River, Arkansas River, Red River
Cities Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, La Crosse, WI, Quad Cities, IA/IL, St. Louis, MO, Memphis, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA
Source Lake Itasca[1]
 – location Itasca State Park, Clearwater County, MN
 – elevation 1,475 ft (450 m)
 – coordinates 47°14′23″N 95°12′27″W
Mouth Gulf of Mexico
 – location Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, LA
 – elevation 0 ft (0 m)

History of Greatness

the largest drainage ditch, Mississippi River and Missouri River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario).
Mississippi River
Efmo View from Fire Point.jpg
Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Name origin: Ojibwe word misi-ziibi, meaning “Great River”, or gichi-ziibi, meaning “Big River”
Country United States
States Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana
Tributaries
 – left St. Croix River, Wisconsin River, Rock River, Illinois River, Kaskaskia River, Ohio River
 – right Minnesota River, Des Moines River, Missouri River, White River, Arkansas River, Red River
Cities Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, La Crosse, WI, Quad Cities, IA/IL, St. Louis, MO, Memphis, TN, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA
Source Lake Itasca[1]
 – location Itasca State Park, Clearwater County, MN
 – elevation 1,475 ft (450 m)
 – coordinates 47°14′23″N 95°12′27″W
Mouth Gulf of Mexico
 – location Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, LA
 – elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 – coordinates 29°09′04″N 89°15′12″W
Length 2,320 mi (3,734 km)
Basin 1,151,000 sq mi (2,981,076 km2)
Discharge for mouth; max and min at Baton Rouge, LA
 – average 593,000 cu ft/s (16,792 m3/s) [2]
 – max 3,065,000 cu ft/s (86,791 m3/s)
 – min 159,000 cu ft/s (4,502 m3/s)
Detailed map of Mississippi River tributary structure

The Mississippi River is the chief river of the largest drainage system in North America.[3][4] Flowing entirely in the United States (though its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for 2,320 miles (3,730 km)[4] to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi’s watershed drains all or parts of 31 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.