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N. American Rivers

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2nd-longest in North America behind the Missouri. Referred to by Abraham Lincoln as “the father of waters,” it begins at Lake Itasca, MN, and flows 2,340 miles to a vast delta on the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi River
Beginning in Colorado it runs southwest for 1,450 miles to the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico. It formed numerous canyons along much of its length, most notably the Grand Canyon in AZ It also has significant dams such as the Hoover Dam. Colorado River
Flows 981 miles through a significant industrial region of the central US. Historically seen as the border between the northern and southern United States, it is formed in downtown Pittsburgh by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers Ohio River
a vital waterway of the Pacific Northwest. Rising in the Rockies of British Columbia, the Columbia flows through Lake Revelstoke before entering Washington state. Grand Coulee Dam along the Columbia in Washington forms Lake Roosevelt Columbia River
It flows 315 miles through eastern New York state. After receiving the Mohawk River, it flows past New York's capital of Albany and West Point before forming the boundary between Manhattan and New Jersey. Hudson River
North America's longest, at 2,341 miles. Starts in Montana. Lewis and Clark used the river as a route for exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Missouri River
Formed the border between Texas and four Mexican states since 1848. It flows south out of Colorado through New Mexico before reaching the international boundary near El Paso. Rio Grande River
Created by: Mr_Morman