The Ohio River runs in a northwest direction out of Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh, and then southwest until it joins the Mississippi River in Illinois. The river is formed by Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. More water from it feeds the Mississippi River than any other body of water.Continue Reading
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are all connected with the river. There are 20 dams that line the river and it provides drinking water for more than 3 million people.
The Ohio River also played an important part in history. The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is the oldest human residence known, dating back 16,000 years and located on one of the river´s tributaries.Learn more about The Midwest
Wildernet points out that Ohio’s major bodies of water are the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Over 44,000 miles of Ohio's waterways empty into either the southern portion of the Ohio River or northern Lake Erie.Full Answer >
The Missouri River begins near Three Forks, Montana, and runs until it merges with the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri. The Missouri River stretches out across 2,341 miles.Full Answer >
At 2,350 miles long, the Mississippi River is the third longest river in North America. It originates at Lake Itasca and deposits water into the Gulf of Mexico. The narrowest part of the Mississippi River is between 20 and 30 feet across and is located near the beginning of the river at Lake Itasca. The widest part of the river, at Lake Winnibigoshih in Minnesota, is over 11 miles across.Full Answer >
Landforms in Illinois include prominent lakes, including Lake Michigan, the Mississippi River, Shawnee Hills region and the American Corn Belt. Illinois contains primarily flat lands, making it ideal for large-scale agricultural production. With a relatively flat land surface, Illinois lacks undulating terrain and mountains found in other states, but contains numerous lakes, rivers and forests.Full Answer >