US Largest Rivers



US Largest Rivers

Are you wondering which are the largest rivers in US? Here is a list of some of the top ten by drainage per 1000 square miles.

Largest US Rivers
Rank
River Name
Location of Mouth

Length in miles (Rank)


Drainage area (1,000 Square miles)

1
Mississippi* Louisiana

1,469 (2)


1,150 (U.S.-Canada)

2
Missouri Missouri

2,540 (1)


529 (U.S.- Canada)

3
St. Lawrence (Great Lakes) Canada

1,900 (4)


396 (U.S.-Canada)

4
Rio Grande Mexico-Texas

1,900 (4)


336 (U.S.-Mexico)

5
Yukon Alaska

1,980 (3)


328 (U.S.-Canada)

6
Columbia Oregon-Washington

1,249 (12)


258 (U.S.-Canada)

7
Kuskokwim Alaska

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48

8
Illinois-Kentucky Ohio

1,310(9)


203

9
Arkansas Arkansas

1,469(6)


161

10
Snake Washington

1,040(13)


108

* This is excluding Atchafalaya—Red River basin







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http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1987/ofr87-242/

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