Osage River

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Osage River
USACE Harry S Truman Dam Missouri.jpg
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Map of the Osage River watershed showing the Niangua River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
Kansas
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)
Discharge 
 - 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
Tributaries 
 - leftMarais des Cygnes River,
South Grand River
 - rightLittle Osage River, Clear Creek, Sac River,
Pomme de Terre River, Niangua River
WatershedsOsage-Missouri-Mississippi

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 2012-04-05 at WebCite, 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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)