According to Doug Levin, director of the Earth Mapping Laboratory at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Pocomoke River is the deepest river in the United States. It is second deepest river in the world, next to the Nile in Africa.Know More
The Pocomoke River ranges in depth from 7 to 45 feet and has a total length of 73 miles. Originating in the Great Cypress Swamp on the Maryland-Delaware border, the Pocomoke flows 55 miles through Maryland before it empties into Pocomoke Sound at the Chesapeake Bay.
The Pocomoke River is a tea-colored waterway. This is characteristic of cypress swamps. The coloring comes from the tannic acid in the roots and decaying leaves of trees and plants that line the banks.Learn more about Bodies of Water
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As of 2011, the United States is officially bordered by three oceans: the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. The Arctic Ocean was added as an official border of the United States when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the Arctic Council.Full Answer >
The Missouri River runs through the states of Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana and Kansas. It's typically considered the second longest river in the United States, although some geologists believe it is the longest river, whereas the Mississippi has the largest drainage area. The Missouri River is about 2,315 miles long, with a drainage area that's over 1/2 million square miles.Full Answer >