Missouri River Valley

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.wikipedia
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Missouri River

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.
Although the lower Missouri valley is now a populous and highly productive agricultural and industrial region, heavy development has taken its toll on wildlife and fish populations as well as water quality.

Loess Hills

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The Loess Hills are a unique geographic feature of the valley.
As temperatures warmed, the glaciers retreated and vast amounts of meltwater and sediment flooded the Missouri River Valley.

Kansas City, Missouri

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The first recorded event is the Great Flood of 1844, which crested in Kansas City on July 16, 1844, discharged 625000 cuft per second.
The Chouteau family operated under Spanish license at St. Louis in the lower Missouri Valley as early as 1765 and in 1821 the Chouteaus reached Kansas City, where François Chouteau established Chouteau's Landing.

Valley

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At 2300 mi long the valley drains one-sixth of the United States, and is the longest river valley on the North American continent.

Brownville, Nebraska

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Loess, a wind-deposited soil, is compounded in slowly rising hills at various points in extreme eastern portions of Nebraska and Kansas along the Missouri River Valley, particularly near the Nebraska cities of Brownville, Rulo, Plattsmouth, Fort Calhoun, and Ponca, rising no more than 200 ft above the Missouri River bottoms.
Brownville sits in the Loess Hills above the Missouri River Valley.

Big Bend Dam

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They are the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, the Garrison Dam in North Dakota, the Oahe, Big Bend, and Fort Randall Dams in South Dakota, and the Gavins Point Dam in Nebraska and South Dakota.
The hydroelectric plant generates 493,300 kilowatts of electricity at maximum capacity, with an annual production of 969 million kilowatt hours, and meets peak-hour demand for power within the Missouri River Basin.

Pick–Sloan Missouri Basin Program

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The Flood Control Act of 1944 introduced the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program.
Several water-control measures were introduced through the Pick-Sloan Legislation that variously affected the Missouri River Valley and its environs.

Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point
They are the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, the Garrison Dam in North Dakota, the Oahe, Big Bend, and Fort Randall Dams in South Dakota, and the Gavins Point Dam in Nebraska and South Dakota.
Pick-Sloan Program Dams to assist with conservation, control, and use of water resources in the Missouri River Basin.

Flood Control Act of 1944

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The Flood Control Act of 1944 introduced the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program.

River source

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

Madison River

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

Jefferson River

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

Gallatin River

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

Montana

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri. Starting in the state of Montana, the Missouri River Valley travels through North Dakota, South Dakota, forms the shared border of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, goes into Kansas and then eastward through the state of Missouri.

Confluence

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

Mississippi River

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The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers flow together in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri.

United States

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At 2300 mi long the valley drains one-sixth of the United States, and is the longest river valley on the North American continent.

North America

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At 2300 mi long the valley drains one-sixth of the United States, and is the longest river valley on the North American continent.

Drainage basin

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The valley in the Missouri River basin includes river bottoms and floodplains.

Upland and lowland

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The valley in the Missouri River basin includes river bottoms and floodplains.

Floodplain

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The valley in the Missouri River basin includes river bottoms and floodplains.

South Dakota

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Starting in the state of Montana, the Missouri River Valley travels through North Dakota, South Dakota, forms the shared border of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, goes into Kansas and then eastward through the state of Missouri.

Nebraska

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Starting in the state of Montana, the Missouri River Valley travels through North Dakota, South Dakota, forms the shared border of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, goes into Kansas and then eastward through the state of Missouri.