What is Missouri River?

  • (noun): The longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
    Synonyms: Missouri

Missouri River

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America and a major waterway of the central United States. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles (3,767 km) before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. The river takes drainage from a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed of more than half a million square miles (1,300,000 km2), which includes parts of ten U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.

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Lower Brule Indian Reservation
... It is located on the west bank of the Missouri River in central South Dakota in the United States ... to themselves as Mdewakantonwan, Wahpetowan, Wahpekute, or Sisseton, range from the Ohio River valley to South Dakota ... the Ihanktonwan/Yankton or Yanktonai/Ihanktonwanna, range from eastern Minnesota to the Missouri River valley ...
Milford Lake - Flood History - After Milford Dam
... Rivers and levees were holding the rising waters in check, but they were full ... Lakes along the upper and lower Missouri River Basin closed their gates so as not to add to the flooding that was beginning further downstream ... The rain continued until finally the rivers, levees, and lakes could hold no more and the Great Flood of 1993 went underway, with flooding of a magnitude not seen since 1951 ...
Steamboat Bertrand - Transportation Systems and The Montana Territory
... Only since 1859 had steamboats been traveling up the Missouri River to Fort Benton, Montana Territory ... his partners entered the shipping business in 1864, creating a line to ship goods up the Missouri River to the frontiers of the Montana Territory ... of ox trains to bring goods to more remote locations some hundreds of miles from the river ...
Missouri River - Tourism and Recreation
... of open water, the six reservoirs of the Missouri River Mainstem System provide some of the main recreational areas within the basin ... Recreational use of Missouri River reservoirs is estimated to contribute $85–100 million to the regional economy each year ... (6,000 km) long, follows nearly the entire Missouri River from its mouth to its source, retracing the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition ...
Liberty Bend Bridge
... name for the two cantilever truss bridges on Route 291 over the Missouri River in Sugar Creek, Missouri in the Kansas City metropolitan area ... Although the bridges cross over the Missouri River, they do not cross the county line ... When the Missouri River was rerouted in 1949, it cut across the northern part of Jackson County, Missouri ...

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    Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin’ in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin’ in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)