- Great Falls may refer to: ;Communities In the United States: * Great Falls, Montana * Great Falls, South Carolina * Great Falls, Virginia ** Great Falls Park * Great Falls, New Hampshire, previous name of Somersworth, New Hampshire
- The Great Falls of the Catawba River mark the point at which the river encounters a series of rapids while coursing across the Piedmont Plateau on the border of Lancaster County, South Carolina, and Chester County, South Carolina, near the town of Great Falls.
- An industrial city in north central Montana, on the Missouri River; pop. 56,690
- a town in central Montana on the Missouri river; a center of extensive hydroelectric power
- “City of” is the series premiere of the television series Angel. Written by co-creators Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt and directed by Whedon, it was originally broadcast on October 5, 1999 on the WB network. The Region 2 DVD menu mistakenly calls this episode “City of Angels”.
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- meitnerium: a radioactive transuranic element
- Metric ton
- metric ton: a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
- Montana: a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Missouri River at Great Falls MT
The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and the longest river in the United States of America. The Missouri likely originates at Brower’s Spring at the upper reaches of the Jefferson, before joining the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson, and Gallatin rivers in Montana. From this point, it flows through its valley south and east into the Mississippi north of St. Louis, Missouri. At 2,540 miles (4,090 km) in length, it drains about one-sixth of the North American continent. The Missouri in its original natural meandering state was the longest river in North America. Nearly 72 miles (116 km) of the river have been cut off in channeling and so it is now comparable in length to the Mississippi River. The combination of the two longest rivers in North America forms the fourth longest river in the world.
At its confluence, the Missouri nearly doubles the volume of the Mississippi, accounting for 45 percent of the flow at St. Louis in normal times and as much as 70 percent of the flow during some droughts. It is the second-largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi, trailing the Ohio.
The headwaters of the Missouri are in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana, near the small town of Three Forks, rising in the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin rivers. The longest headwaters stream, and thus the Missouri’s hydrologic source, likely begins at Brower’s Spring, which flows to the Jefferson by way of several other named streams. From the confluence of its main tributaries near the city of Three Forks, the Missouri flows north through mountainous canyons, emerging from the mountains near Great Falls, where a large cataract historically marked the navigable limit of the river. It flows east across the plains of Montana into North Dakota, then turns southeast, flowing into South Dakota, and along the north and eastern edge of Nebraska, forming part of its border with South Dakota and all of its border with Iowa, flowing past Sioux City and Omaha. It forms the entire boundary between Nebraska and Missouri, and part of the boundary between Missouri and Kansas. At Kansas City, it turns generally eastward, flowing across Missouri where it joins the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.
The extensive system of tributaries drain nearly all the semi-arid northern Great Plains of the United States. A very small portion of southern Alberta, Canada and south-western Saskatchewan is also drained by the river through its tributary, the Milk. Another, separate area, in southern Saskatchewan is drained by another Missouri tributary, the Poplar River.
The river roughly follows the edge of the glaciation during the last ice age. Most of the river’s longer tributaries stretch away from this edge, with their origins towards the west, draining portions of the eastern Rockies.
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