Little Niangua River

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Little Niangua River
Little Niangua River, Fiery Fork.jpg
The Little Niangua River running through Fiery Fork Conservation Area.
Location
Country United States
State Missouri
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Dallas County, Missouri
  coordinates 37°44′55″N93°01′15″W / 37.74861°N 93.02083°W / 37.74861; -93.02083
  elevation1,179 ft (359 m)
Mouth Lake of the Ozarks
  location
Camden County, Missouri
  coordinates
38°04′17″N92°54′24″W / 38.07139°N 92.90667°W / 38.07139; -92.90667 Coordinates: 38°04′17″N92°54′24″W / 38.07139°N 92.90667°W / 38.07139; -92.90667 [1]
  elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Length64 mi (103 km)
Basin size320 sq mi (830 km2)
Discharge 
  location USGS 06925250 near Macks Creek, MO [2]
  average150 cu ft/s (4.2 m3/s)
  minimum0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
  maximum6,730 cu ft/s (191 m3/s)
Basin features
WatershedsLittle Niangua-Niangua-Osage-Missouri-Mississippi

The Little Niangua River is a 64.4-mile-long (103.6 km) [3] tributary of the Niangua River in the Ozarks region of central Missouri in the United States. Via the Niangua, Osage and Missouri rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. The Little Niangua was so named for its smaller size relative to the Niangua River. [4]

Tributary stream or river that flows into a main stem river or lake

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater, leading the water out into an ocean.

Niangua River river in the United States of America

The Niangua River is a 125-mile-long (201 km) 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.

Ozarks Highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and most of the southern half of Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

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Description

The Little Niangua rises in Dallas County and flows generally northeasterly through Hickory and Camden counties. It joins the Niangua River in Camden County as an arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, which is formed by a dam on the Osage River.

Dallas County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777. Its county seat is Buffalo. The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk.

Hickory County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Hickory County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,627. Its county seat is Hermitage. The county was organized February 14, 1845, and named after President Andrew Jackson, whose nickname was "Old Hickory." The Pomme de Terre Dam, a Corps of Engineers facility, is located three miles south of Hermitage and forms Lake Pomme de Terre by damming the Pomme de Terre River and Lindley Creek. The county is also home to Lucas Oil Speedway at Wheatland that includes a major circle dirt racing track, an off-road racing track as well as a large man-made water drag racing facility. Truman Reservoir, also a Corps of Engineers facility, floods the Pomme de Terre Reservoir from the northern border of the county southward to the city limits of Hermitage.

Camden County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 44,002. Its county seat is Camdenton. The county was organized January 29, 1841 as Kinderhook County and renamed in 1843 for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom, and leader of the Whig Party.

Niangua darter

The upper reaches of the Little Niangua River, including the tributaries of Cahoochie Creek and Thomas Creek in Dallas County, are known habitats of the Niangua darter, a small fish that is on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of Endangered Species.

Public areas

There are multiple river accesses on the Little Niangua River, including Bannister Hollow, Fiery Fork and most areas where a road crosses the river.

See also

Little Niangua Suspension Bridge bridge in United States of America

The Little Niangua Suspension Bridge is a Little Niangua River crossing in Camden County, Missouri on Route J. It is a two lane heavy vehicle bridge.

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Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in the northern part of the Ozarks in central Missouri. Extents of three smaller tributaries to the Osage are included in the impoundment: the Niangua River, Grandglaize Creek, and Gravois Creek. The lake has a surface area of 54,000 acres (220 km2) and 1,150 miles (1,850 km) of shoreline, and the main channel of the Osage Arm stretches 92 miles (148 km) from end to end. The total drainage area is over 14,000 square miles (36,000 km2). The lake's serpentine shape has earned it the nickname "The Magic Dragon", which has in turn inspired the names of local institutions such as The Magic Dragon Street Meet.

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The Osage Fork Gasconade River is a stream in Wright, Webster and Laclede counties in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. It is a tributary of the Gasconade River.

Marais des Cygnes River watercourse in the United States of America

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Marmaton River river in the United States of America

The Marmaton River (MAR-muh-tuhn) is a 102-mile-long (164 km) tributary of the Little Osage River in southeastern Kansas and western Missouri in the United States. Via the Little Osage, Osage and Missouri rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

Pomme de Terre River (Missouri) river in Missouri

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Little River (St. Francis River tributary) tributary of the St. Francis River, Missouri and Arkansas, United States of America

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Grandglaize Creek is a creek and tributary to the Osage River that forms the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The creek flows for 10 miles (16 km) before reaching the Lake of the Ozarks, and the Grand Glaize Arm extends another 15 miles (24 km) before reaching the Osage River within the lake.

Niangua darter species of fish

The Niangua darter is a species of darter endemic to the midwestern United States. It is found only in the Niangua River system of central Missouri. It is a federally listed threatened species of the United States.

Turkey Creek is a stream in Benton and Hickory counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is a tributary of the Osage River.

Neongwah is an unincorporated community in Camden County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community sits above the Niangua River arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. Missouri Route 5 passes just east of the community and Camdenton is three miles to the southeast.

Greasy Creek is a stream in Dallas and Webster counties the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. It is a tributary of the Niangua River.

Hico is an extinct town in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community was located adjacent to the Niangua River, approximately two miles northeast of Spring Grove and six miles southeast of Buffalo. The Hico Bridge over the Niangua on County Road JJ-203 is approximately 1000 feet west of the Hico location.

Mill Creek is a stream in northern Dallas County in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. It is a tributary of the Niangua River.

Starks Creek is a stream in Hickory County in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is a tributary of the Little Niangua River.

Big Buffalo Creek is a stream in Morgan and Benton counties in west-central Missouri. It is a tributary of the Osage River within the Lake of the Ozarks.

Gravois Creek is a stream in south central Morgan County, Missouri. It is a tributary of the Osage River within the Lake of the Ozarks.

References

  1. "Little Niangua River". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  2. "Water-Data Report 2013 - Little Niangua River near Macks Creek, MO" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine , accessed May 31, 2011
  4. "Hickory County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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