A watershed is an area of land that drains rainfall and snowmelt into streams and rivers.
5 - 8
Conservation, Earth Science, Geography, Physical Geography
The Rivers of the Mississippi Watershed
The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers are the two longest rivers in North America, and together form the backbone of the much larger Mississippi watershed that supplies freshwater to a huge portion of the continental United States.
Photograph by Horace Mitchell
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May 20, 2022
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