Osage River

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Osage River
Map of the Osage River watershed showing the Niangua River
CountryUnited States
RegionOsage Plains, Ozarks
CityWarsaw, Lake Ozark, Tuscumbia
Physical characteristics
Source confluence 
 - locationVernon County, Missouri
 - coordinates38°01′39″N 94°14′39″W / 38.02750°N 94.24417°W / 38.02750; -94.24417
 - elevation722 ft (220 m)
MouthMissouri River
 - locationBonnots Mill, Missouri
 - coordinates38°35′49″N 91°56′43″W / 38.59694°N 91.94528°W / 38.59694; -91.94528Coordinates: 38°35′49″N 91°56′43″W / 38.59694°N 91.94528°W / 38.59694; -91.94528[1]
 - elevation518 ft (158 m)
Length276 mi (444 km)
Basin size15,300 sq mi (40,000 km2)
 - locationnear St. Thomas, MO
 - average10,879 cu ft/s (308.1 m3/s)
 - minimum640 cu ft/s (18 m3/s)
 - maximum216,000 cu ft/s (6,100 m3/s)
Basin features
 - leftMarais des Cygnes River,
South Grand River
 - rightLittle Osage River, Clear Creek, Sac River,
Pomme de Terre River, Niangua River

The Osage River is a 276-mile-long (444 km)[2] tributary of the Missouri River in central Missouri in the United States. It is the 8th longest river in Missouri. It is named after the Osage Nation, a Native American tribe.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Osage River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 31, 2011
  3. "Cole County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)