What Are Some Major Rivers in the United States?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 6:29:06 PM ET
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Major rivers in the United States included the Mississippi River, the Colorado River, the Missouri River, the Columbia River and the Rio Grande River. The longest river in the country is the Missouri River, which runs from headwaters in Montana to the Mississippi River in Missouri. The combined length of the Mississippi, Missouri and Jefferson rivers is 3,902 miles, which makes them the fourth-longest river in the world when seen as one continuous stream.

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