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The Atchafalaya River is one of the major distributaries in the Mississippi River System. It spans across 170 miles, making it one of the longest distributaries of the Mississippi River. The name of the river translated into English is "long river," which derives from the Native American word. The river is important for commerce ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tributaries_of_the_Mississippi_River

Pages in category "Tributaries of the Mississippi River". The following 167 pages are in this category, out of 167 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River

The source of the Upper Mississippi branch is traditionally accepted as Lake Itasca, 1,475 feet (450 m) above sea level in Itasca State Park in Clearwater County, Minnesota. The name "Itasca" was chosen to designate the "true head" of the Mississippi River as a combination of the last four letters of the Latin word for truth ...

www.reference.com/geography/major-tributaries-mississippi-river-d9324c6d83b40cb

Some of the major tributaries of the Mississippi River include Big Black River, Red River, White River, Arkansas River and Ohio River. Major sub-tributaries include the Tennessee River and the Platte...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mississippi_River

Nov 7, 2014 ... The Mississippi, its tributaries and waterways are visited by 40 percent of all ducks, geese, swans and eagles of the United States. The Great ... The name Mississippi is of Ojibwa origin, from Missi, meaning great, being akin to the more modern Kitchi or Gitchi plus Zibi, meaning the "Great River." Literally it ...

www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/map_of_the_week/2013/07/chart_tributaries_of_the_mississippi_river.html

Jul 18, 2013 ... A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river's huge ...

nowater-nolife.org/watersheds/mississippi/index.html

Known today as Ol' Man River, The Big Muddy, Old Blue, The Gathering of Waters and other nicknames, the name “Mississippi” comes from either the Ojibwe or ... When combined with its Jefferson and Missouri tributaries the Mississippi River system is the largest in North America and the fourth longest in the world.

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/tributary

Apr 18, 2013 ... The Missouri River's massive watershed, for example, is created by the watersheds of dozens of tributaries extending from the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, through seven states in the Upper Midwest of the U.S. The Missouri, in turn, is the largest tributary of the Mississippi River, which it ...

www.britannica.com/place/Mississippi-River

The upper Mississippi reach extends from St. Paul to the mouth of the Missouri River near St. Louis, Missouri. Flowing past steep limestone bluffs and receiving water from tributaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, the river in this segment assumes the character that led Algonquian-speaking Indians to name it  ...