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Multiple Rivers Near St. Louis, Missouri, USA

38.6N 90.1W

March 2nd, 2012 Category: Rivers

USA - December 29th, 2011

The bright white area in this ASAR image is the city of St. Louis, Missouri, USA. According to the United States Census Bureau, St. Louis has a total area of 66.2 square miles (171.3 km²), of which 61.9 square miles (160.4 km²) is land and 4.2 square miles (11.0 km² or 6.39%) is water. The city is built primarily on bluffs and terraces that rise 100–200 feet above the western banks of the Mississippi River, in the Midwestern United States just south of the Missouri-Mississippi confluence. Much of the area is a fertile and gently rolling prairie that features low hills and broad, shallow valleys. Both the Mississippi River and the Missouri River have cut large valleys with wide flood plains.

The Missouri River forms the northern border of St. Louis County, exclusive of a few areas where the river has changed its course. The Meramec River forms most of its southern border. To the east is the City and the Mississippi River. Near the southern boundary of the City of St. Louis (separating it from St. Louis County) is the River des Peres, virtually the only river or stream within the city limits that is not entirely underground. Most of River des Peres was confined to a channel or put underground in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers Near St. Louis, USA

38.6N 90.2W

June 15th, 2011 Category: Rivers

USA - May 18th, 2011

The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers near the city of St. Louis can be observed near the center of this image of the USA.

The Mississippi River flows down from the center of the top edge, while the Missouri Rivers comes in from the left edge. The river east of the Mississippi is the Illinois River.

Much of the area is a fertile and gently rolling prairie that features low hills and broad, shallow valleys. Both the Mississippi River and the Missouri River have cut large valleys with wide flood plains.

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