One of the major rivers in North America is the Mississippi-Missouri River system, including the major tributaries like the Ohio and Arkansas Rivers.
North America's Great Lakes are a group of lakes along the border between the United States and Canada in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Brazos: This Texas River begins in the northern part of the state in Stonewall County, and flows southeast into Brazoria County and the Gulf of Mexico. The longest un-dammed river in the contiguous USA is the Yellowstone River; it is 692 miles long. Rivers provide drinking water, irrigation water, transportation, electrical power, drainage, food, and recreation. While some of the USA rivers and lakes serve as vital waterways for inland navigation others are useful sources of irrigation and power generation. Besides the USA rivers, the USA river map also shows the various lakes, streams and other water bodies in the USA.
Located in east-central North America, the Great Lakes form the largest group of fresh water lakes in the world covering a total area of 244,106 square km.


This plateau region of eastern and northern Canada and the Great Lakes area of North America mainly includes rough and rocky surfaces, and large areas of coniferous (evergreen) forests. The Great Plains of North America slope east from the Rockies and extend to the edge of the Canadian Shield and the western edges of the Appalachians. The Rocky Mountains, about 3,000 miles in length, extend from the U.S State of New Mexico up through the western United States and on into the northernmost reaches of Canada's British Columbia.
The Great Lakes in the north are among the major lakes that originated during the glacial period.
The Mackenzie River flows 4,241 kilometers (2,635 miles) through Canada's Northwest Territories. The longest river in the USA is the Missouri River; it is a tributary of the Mississippi River and is 2,540 miles long. For certain cities like New Orleans, river basins usher in growth and prosperity for the city and its people. Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 ft (2,037 m)Brooks Range: Mountains of northern Alaska.


In addition, the northern regions along the Arctic Circle are comprised of rocky frozen tundra. The Yukon River flows through Alaska, British Columbia, and Yukon, stretching 3,185 square kilometers (1,979 miles). Churchill: This river of central Canada rises in northwestern Saskatchewan, then flows east into Manitoba, and on into Hudson Bay.
Minor hills and mountains are found in the Ozark Plateau of Missouri, and in the Boston Mountains and Ouachita Mountains of northwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Colorado: Beginning in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado, it moves southwest, ending in the Gulf of California. Hydroelectric power development in the river basin brought inexpensive electricity to the Pacific Northwest, but it severely affected salmon spawning and local fish migration.



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