How did the Missouri River get it nickname The Big Muddy?
Its water is very muddy.
Mississippi River: Nicknames: Due to its size and historical significance, the Mississippi probably has more nicknames than any other river. Among these are: The Father of Waters The Gathering of Waters The Big Muddy (more commonly associated with the Missouri River) Big River Old Man River The Great River Body of a Nation The Mighty Mississippi El Grande (de Soto) The Muddy Mississippi ..
The major tributaries of the Mississippi River are: * Big Black River * Yazoo River * Red River * White River * Arkansas River * Ohio River * Big Muddy River * Kaskaskia River * Missouri River * Illinois River * Des Moines River * Skunk River * Rock River * Maquoketa River * Wisconsin River * Chippewa River * St. Croix River
* Missouri River * Arrow Creek (Montana) * Bad River (South Dakota) * Belt Creek (Montana) * Big Muddy Creek (Montana) * Big Sioux River * Blue River (Missouri) * Boyer River * Cannonball River * Cheyenne River * Cow Creek (Montana) * Crooked River (Missouri) * Dearborn River * Fishing River * Floyd River * Gallatin River * Gasconade River * Grand River (Missouri) * Grand River (South Dakota) * Heart River * James…
Land Features: 2000 Mile Creek, Montana 3000 Mile Island, Montana Amberson's Island, Ohio River Arkansas River Ash Creek, Missouri Bad-humored Island, South Dakota Bald-Pated Prairie Battle River, Montana Beacon Rock, Washington (Nov 2, 1805) Bear Creek, Missouri Bear Paw Mountains Beaver Dam River, South Dakota Beaverhead River, Montana Beaver's Head Rock, Montana (Aug. 8, 1805) Big Beaver Creek, Pennsylvania Big Bend, Missouri River Big Dry Creek, Montana Big Dry River, Montana Big Grave Creek, Virginia…
Missouri got its name from the Missouri River, which in its turn was named after the indigenous Missouri Indians. The word "missouri" to describe this tribe has its origin in the native American word ouemessourita, meaning "those who have dugout canoes." Missouri gets its name from a tribe of Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The word "Missouri" often has been construed to mean "muddy water" but the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American…
Major Lakes in South Dakota: Lake Oahe at 312,000 acres, on the Missouri River and it extends into North Dakota. Lake Francis Case, also on the Missouri River at 102,000 acres. Lake Sharpe at 56,884 acres. Major Rivers in South Dakota: The Missouri River is the largest river in South Dakota. Cheyenne River White River James River Moreau River Grande River Big Sioux River
The major rivers in Iowa are Cedar River, Des Moines River, Iowa River, Mississippi River, and Missouri River. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west. Lake Red Rock in Marion County is the major lake in Iowa. Its surface area is approximately 15,000 acres.
The major rivers in Iowa are Cedar River, Des Moines River, Iowa River, Mississippi River, and Missouri River. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west. Des Moines River is the largest river flowing across the state of Iowa. It rises in southern Minnesota and flows across Iowa from northwest to southeast.