The name Mississippi River comes from Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning “Great River”. The river ranks as the 9th largest river in the world and 4th longest. Other than that, this river has three parts the lower, upper and middle Mississippi, the lower part of the Mississippi drains from the Ohio to Gulf Mexico.

9. The Saint Lawrence River

Depth – 65 meters (213 ft)The Saint Lawrence River

The Saint Lawrence River is in the middle lines of North America, this river originates at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario and drains into the Atlantic Ocean draining over 30,000 Sq. mi (77.700 Sq. km) of the Great Lakes Basin.

The river covers a basin area of 1,344,200 square km, out of which 839,200 square km is in Canada and 505,000 square km in the U.S.A.

8. The Hudson River

Depth – 66 meters (216 ft)The Hudson River

The source of the Hudson River is in the Adirondack Mountains of New York – Lake Tear of the Clouds on the southwest side of Mount Marcy, New York’s highest peak that is mainly from the north towards the south.

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