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Little Missouri River off Medora North Dakota
Little Missouri River off Medora North Dakota
Published: 2013/06/02
Channel: Indomito Sciatore
Little Missouri River Deep in the Badlands
Little Missouri River Deep in the Badlands
Published: 2013/11/23
Channel: Indomito Sciatore
Bully Pulpit Little Missouri Flood Medora North Dakota May 26 2011.MOV
Bully Pulpit Little Missouri Flood Medora North Dakota May 26 2011.MOV
Published: 2011/06/04
Channel: NorthDakotaOilandGas
30.5 inch Walleye - Missouri River North Dakota Fishing
30.5 inch Walleye - Missouri River North Dakota Fishing
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: Chris Hustad
Western North Dakota Scenery
Western North Dakota Scenery
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: joshua ertle
Little Missouri River & Long X Bridge, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit)
Little Missouri River & Long X Bridge, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit)
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Frank Kehl
ND, Paddlefishing 2014 Gust
ND, Paddlefishing 2014 Gust
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: MrGust9
Warren Light Craft - Sailing the Missouri River in North Dakota
Warren Light Craft - Sailing the Missouri River in North Dakota
Published: 2014/08/09
Channel: Bob Beck
Missouri River in North Dakota
Missouri River in North Dakota
Published: 2007/07/16
Channel: wdaz8
Little Missouri river crossing
Little Missouri river crossing
Published: 2012/05/02
Channel: Curtis Whitlock
Little Missouri river, Arkansas 1-3-15
Little Missouri river, Arkansas 1-3-15
Published: 2015/01/05
Channel: Louis Brown
Little Missouri Flood Medora North Dakota May 2011.MOV
Little Missouri Flood Medora North Dakota May 2011.MOV
Published: 2011/05/26
Channel: NorthDakotaOilandGas
Little Missouri State Park. Killdeer ND
Little Missouri State Park. Killdeer ND
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: Sundance19551
River Bend
River Bend
Published: 2013/10/10
Channel: Suzanne Elliott
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit.  As seen from across the Little Missouri River.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit. As seen from across the Little Missouri River.
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Beautiful Badlands ND
Little Missouri River National Grasslands Campsite
Little Missouri River National Grasslands Campsite
Published: 2010/08/27
Channel: cyberxbx
Frozen Little Missouri River near Medora ND USA
Frozen Little Missouri River near Medora ND USA
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: Indomito Sciatore
Ice floe on the Lil
Ice floe on the Lil' Mo
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: melody8420
Little Missouri River Spring Thaw
Little Missouri River Spring Thaw
Published: 2014/03/13
Channel: TimeTraveller1117
Little Missouri River TRNP North
Little Missouri River TRNP North
Published: 2009/09/15
Channel: Wandering Mike
Little Missouri 2016
Little Missouri 2016
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Jason Tuberville
Little Missouri River at Albert Pike, Arkansas
Little Missouri River at Albert Pike, Arkansas
Published: 2013/01/19
Channel: Chris Works
#1 Destruction of Wetland, Little Missouri River near Mandaree, ND
#1 Destruction of Wetland, Little Missouri River near Mandaree, ND
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: Lisa DeVille
Little Missouri River and Medora from Medora Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit)
Little Missouri River and Medora from Medora Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit)
Published: 2016/03/06
Channel: Frank Kehl
River Ghost Ranch, Little Missouri breaks, ND
River Ghost Ranch, Little Missouri breaks, ND
Published: 2012/04/11
Channel: PetesPop2009
Big Plateau trail North Dakota
Big Plateau trail North Dakota
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Richard Boehm
Scenic Little Missouri River -  Aerial Tour
Scenic Little Missouri River - Aerial Tour
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: loopfxr
Scenic Beauty of North Dakota
Scenic Beauty of North Dakota
Published: 2012/05/17
Channel: joshua ertle
#2 Destruction of Wetland, Little Missouri River Near Mandaree, ND
#2 Destruction of Wetland, Little Missouri River Near Mandaree, ND
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: Lisa DeVille
North DAKOTA Sunset Missouri River 2015
North DAKOTA Sunset Missouri River 2015
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: P701
Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, North Dakota
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: MrJBjr1
Hwy 85 badlands breaks little Missouri River ND snow storm
Hwy 85 badlands breaks little Missouri River ND snow storm
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Ted Garling
Sunrise time lapse of bison crossing the Little Missouri
Sunrise time lapse of bison crossing the Little Missouri
Published: 2014/08/11
Channel: westdakota1
Lake Sakakawea / Little Missouri Arm
Lake Sakakawea / Little Missouri Arm
Published: 2009/08/04
Channel: ddgunsch
Little Missouri river
Little Missouri river
Published: 2013/06/28
Channel: Louie Vignapiano
Little Missouri Grasslands Trail Ride
Little Missouri Grasslands Trail Ride
Published: 2009/07/30
Channel: Travel North Dakota
Plein Air Painting in the Badlands of  North Dakota
Plein Air Painting in the Badlands of North Dakota
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: Suzanne Elliott
Flying ND Badlands part 1
Flying ND Badlands part 1
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: LawDawg52611
Cottonwood Campground, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Sunset
Cottonwood Campground, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Sunset
Published: 2014/07/28
Channel: geographyuberalles
Flying ND Badlands part 3
Flying ND Badlands part 3
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: LawDawg52611
Little Missouri @ Elkhorn Ranch
Little Missouri @ Elkhorn Ranch
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: Theodore Crispino
Little Missouri State Park, 10/2014
Little Missouri State Park, 10/2014
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: Sylvia Wendel
The Missouri River flowing through Bismarck, North Dakota
The Missouri River flowing through Bismarck, North Dakota
Published: 2010/09/29
Channel: geographyuberalles
little mo trail North Unit Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
little mo trail North Unit Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: NDNomad
ND Parks and Recreation Little Missouri
ND Parks and Recreation Little Missouri
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: ndparkrec
Roosevelt National Park
Roosevelt National Park
Published: 2011/03/23
Channel: cheapfamilytravel
Project 100 - Day 217, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Project 100 - Day 217, Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: monkeyseemonkeytravel
Extreme 110 Mile Canoe Trip in a Day!
Extreme 110 Mile Canoe Trip in a Day!
Published: 2010/06/01
Channel: Nick Ybarra
Medora Flood 5-26-11 Little Missouri.MP4
Medora Flood 5-26-11 Little Missouri.MP4
Published: 2011/07/03
Channel: lightfoot3b
Little Missouri Overlook, Roosevelt National Park
Little Missouri Overlook, Roosevelt National Park
Published: 2009/12/06
Channel: ParleUsted
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Little Missouri River
Little Missouri River TR National Park.jpg
Country United States
States Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota
Source Flatiron Butte
 - location near Oshoto, Crook County, Wyoming
 - elevation 4,501 ft (1,372 m) [2]
 - coordinates 44°32′25″N 104°59′57″W / 44.54028°N 104.99917°W / 44.54028; -104.99917 [3]
Mouth Missouri River[1]
 - location Lake Sakakawea, near Killdeer, Dunn County, North Dakota
 - elevation 1,860 ft (567 m) [3]
 - coordinates 47°36′38″N 102°52′24″W / 47.61056°N 102.87333°W / 47.61056; -102.87333Coordinates: 47°36′38″N 102°52′24″W / 47.61056°N 102.87333°W / 47.61056; -102.87333 [3]
Length 560 mi (901 km) [4]
Basin 8,310 sq mi (21,523 km2) [5]
Discharge for 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south of Watford City, about 25 miles (40 km) from the mouth
 - average 534 cu ft/s (15 m3/s) [6]
 - max 110,000 cu ft/s (3,115 m3/s)
 - min 0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
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Little Missouri watershed
Location of the mouth of the Little Missouri River in North Dakota

The Little Missouri River is a tributary of the Missouri River, 560 miles (901 km) long, in the northern Great Plains of the United States.[4] Rising in northeastern Wyoming, in western Crook County about 15 miles (24 km) west of Devils Tower,[7] it flows northeastward, across a corner of southeastern Montana, and into South Dakota. In South Dakota, it flows northward through the Badlands into North Dakota, crossing the Little Missouri National Grassland and both units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In the north unit of the park, it turns eastward and flows into the Missouri in Dunn County at Lake Sakakawea, where it forms an arm of the reservoir 30 miles (48 km) long called Little Missouri Bay and joins the main channel of the Missouri about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Killdeer.[8]

The highly seasonal runoff from badlands and other treeless landscapes along the Little Missouri carries heavy loads of eroded sediment downstream.[9] The sedimentary layers, which extend from the headwaters in Wyoming all the way to the mouth in North Dakota, vary in age, but most of the beds along the river belong to the Bullion Creek and Sentinel Butte formations, both deposited during the Paleocene (about 66 to 56 million years ago).[10] The deposits include siltstone, claystone, sandstone, and lignite coal laid down in a coastal plain during the Laramide orogeny.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.3. University of South Dakota. p. 4. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ a b c "Little Missouri River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. February 13, 1980. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Personius, Robert Giles; Eddy, Samuel (February 18, 1955). "Fishes of the Little Missouri River". Copeia. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. 1955 (1): 41. doi:10.2307/1439450. 
  5. ^ "USGS 06337000 Little Missouri River near Watford City, ND". November 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2011.  This is only a close approximation of the entire basin. It does not include a small fraction of the basin below the river gauge, located about 25 mi (40 km) upstream of the river mouth.
  6. ^ "USGS 06337000 Little Missouri River near Watford City, ND". November 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2011.  This is the average discharge for the years 1990–2010, derived by adding the discharge for each of these years and dividing by 21.
  7. ^ Wyoming Atlas & Gazetteer (Map) (6th ed.). DeLorme. 2009. § 19. ISBN 0-89933-338-9. 
  8. ^ The Road Atlas (Map). Rand McNally & Company. 2008. § 61, 77. ISBN 978-0-528-93961-7. 
  9. ^ "Little Missouri River Description". United States Geological Survey. December 31, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Bluemle, John P. "North Dakota Notes #12: North Dakota's Badlands". North Dakota Geological Survey. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 

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