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Upper Mississippi River
The Upper Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Location
CountryUS, Canada [1]
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLake Itasca, Minnesota[1]
 • coordinates47°15′11″N 95°12′43″W / 47.253°N 95.212°W / 47.253; -95.212
 • elevation450 m (1,480 ft)[2]
Mouth 
 • location
St. Louis, Missouri (flows into the Middle Mississippi) [1]
Length1,300 miles (2092.147 km) [3]
Basin size490,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi)[4]
Discharge 
 • average5,796 m3/s (204,700 cu ft/s)[5]
Barge going under the Mississippi River Bridge (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

The Upper Mississippi River is today the portion of the Mississippi River upstream of St. Louis, Missouri, United States,[1] at the confluence of its main tributary, the Missouri River.[citation needed] Historically, it may refer to the area above the Arkansas Post, above the confluence of Ohio River, or above Cape Girardeau.

  1. ^ a b c d "Mississippi River | History, Physical Features, Culture, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  2. ^ "General Information about the Mississippi River". U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 2006-04-01.
  3. ^ "UMESC - About the Upper Mississippi River System". www.umesc.usgs.gov. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ "River and Basin Facts". Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
  5. ^ "Background on Upper Mississippi River Basin". EPA: Mississippi River Basin & Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia. Retrieved 2006-04-01.

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