Hudson River on us MapThe Hudson River on the map
Geography of the United States: fluxes
Mississippi is one of the most important streams in the United States. Flowing 2,340 northeast to southeast from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. It is the 4th biggest river system in the whole and the Missouri. Mississippi spring is Lake Itasca in Minnesota.
The Mississippi was the most western boundary of the United States until the Louisiana Territory was bought by France in 1803. Afterwards the river was a symbolic sign of the beginning of the US-Forder. Nowadays, the river is an important transport route for goods from the centre of the state to the harbour of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.
Mississippi River crosses several states, among them Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. They also travel through several large towns such as Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans. Missouri River is the longest river in the United States at 2,540 mile. The Mississippi is the Mississippi and the 4th biggest river system in the whole wide area.
The route begins in the western part of Montana and ends in the Mississippi river just off St. Louis. Traveling through several states like Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Lewis and Clark were the first discoverers to visit the Missouri River. The Missouri was used to make their way westward when they explored the purchase of Louisiana.
This river had an important part in the early story of the US Boundary, as the main paths in the western part, such as the Oregon and Santa Fe Trail, began on the Missouri River. Rio Grande runs 1,900 from Colorado into the Gulf of Mexico. On its way through New Mexico, it acts as the Texas southerly boundary between the United States and Mexico.
The most important tributary of the Rio Grande are the Rio Conchos, the Rio Chama and the river San Juan. Hudson River runs 315 northeast to southeast of New York. It' a rather small river in comparison to many other streams on this side. However the Hudson did play an important part in the early United States.
The Hudson was linked to the Great Lakes when the Erie Canal was opened in 1825. Colorado River runs 1,450 leagues from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the Gulf of California. On the way it goes by Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico. This river is renowned for excavating the Grand Canyon over the course of million of years.
The Colorado is now an important spring of energy and irrigation for the southwestern United States. Hooverdam was built on the Colorado in 1936. Columbia River is the biggest river in the northwestern United States. It is an outstanding energy resource and is home to Grand Coulee Dam, the United States' biggest electricity-generating embankment.
With 1,980 leagues, the Yukon River is the third longest river in the United States. From Llewellyn Glacier in Canada, it runs northwards to Alaska, where it continues westwards through the state to the Bering Sea. Sources for the length of fluxes in this paper are the USGS.