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Upper Mississippi River
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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]
Upper Mississippi River
Barge going under the Mississippi River Bridge (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

The Upper Mississippi River is 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]

  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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for 2,341 miles (3,767 km) before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. The river drains a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed...

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Louis Jolliet

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Retrieved June 16, 2020. "Tropical Systems Which Have Impacted The Upper Mississippi River Valley". National Weather Service. Retrieved November 5, 2020....

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involving most of the rivers in eastern Iowa which began June 8 and continued until July 1. Flooding continued on the Upper Mississippi River in the southeastern...

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Tainter gate

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