Mississippi River


Physical Geography

Geography Facts About the Mississippi Watershed

The Mississippi watershed is the largest drainage basin in North America with an area of 3.2 million square kilometers (1,245,000 square miles). The extent of the watershed reaches  32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.  The area of the watershed covers 40% of the landmass of the continental United States. The The Mississippi […]

Physical Geography

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the largest in North America and for years the backbone of American economy.  Bodies of water from 31 contiguous states drain into the Mississippi.  Its birth is in Minnesota and ends in the Gulf of Mexico (Friends of the Miss.) The Mississippi originates in the area […]