The Neuse River is the widest river in the United States. The mouth of this river is approximately 6 miles and it flows through 11 counties in North Carolina.
The Neuse River is located in North Carolina and encompasses about 6000 miles of watershed. According to the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, the river stretches across 248 miles and is considered the longest river in North Carolina.
According to the North Carolina Riverkeepers and Waterkeeper Alliance, the Neuse River is approximately two million years old and is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the United States. More than one-sixth of North Carolina's population lives in the Neuse River Basin.Learn More
The United States is bordered by the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Artctic oceans. The contiguous United States is bordered only by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Alaska is the state that is bordered by the Arctic ocean. The United States shares borders with the countries of Canada and Mexico.Full Answer >
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 >
There are several mountains to the east and west of the Mississippi River in the United States. The two main mountain ranges are the Appalachian Mountains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west, both ranges are subdivided into smaller ranges.Full Answer >