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Niangua River

River in the United States of America

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Niangua River
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Map of the Osage River watershed showing the Niangua River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationWebster County, Missouri
 • coordinates37°26′46″N 92°55′11″W / 37.44611°N 92.91972°W / 37.44611; -92.91972
 • elevation1,136 ft (346 m)
MouthLake of the Ozarks
 • location
Camden County, Missouri
 • coordinates
37°57′39″N 92°48′22″W / 37.96083°N 92.80611°W / 37.96083; -92.80611Coordinates: 37°57′39″N 92°48′22″W / 37.96083°N 92.80611°W / 37.96083; -92.80611[1]
 • elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Length125 mi (201 km)
Basin size1,040 sq mi (2,700 km2)
Discharge 
 • locationUSGS 06923950 at Tunnel Dam near Macks Creek, MO[2]
 • average450 cu ft/s (13 m3/s)
 • minimum0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
 • maximum27,700 cu ft/s (780 m3/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftLittle Niangua River
WatershedsNiangua-Osage-Missouri-Mississippi

The Niangua River /nˈæŋɡwə/ is a 125-mile-long (201 km)[3] tributary of the Osage River in the Ozarks region of southern and central Missouri in the United States. Via the Osage and Missouri rivers it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

Niangua River has the name of Niangua (or Nehemgar), an Indian tribal leader.[4] The name is said to mean "bear".[5]

  1. ^ "Niangua River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  2. ^ "Water-Data Report 2012 - 06923950 Niangua River at Tunnel Dam near Macks Creek, MO" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 31, 2011
  4. ^ "Webster County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 371.

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