Major Mountain Ranges and Rivers of the United States

Major Mountain Ranges and Rivers
of the United States
• SS3G1 The student will locate major topographical features.
• a. Identify major rivers of the United States of America:
Missisippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Hudson.
• b. Identify major mountain ranges of the United States of
America: Appalachian, Rocky.
Colorado River
• Runs through: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California
• Major river of the Southwestern United States
Rio Grande River
• It starts in the Rocky Mountains
• Flows through the entire state of New Mexico, Colorado, and around the
entire southern boarder of Texas
Mississippi River
• The Mississippi River lies in the following ten US states: Louisiana,
Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa,
Wisconsin and Minnesota
Ohio River
• Runs through Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
• Largest tributary to the Mississippi River. It is 981 miles long.
Hudson River
• It is located in New York, flows north to south. It also forms the boarder of
New York and Mexico
• It is 315 miles long
Mnemonic for Rivers
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Appalachian Mountains
• Runs through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South
Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, and New York
Rocky Mountains
• This mountain range runs through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah,
Colorado, New Mexico

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