White River

White River
1. a river flowing SE from NW Arkansas into the Mississippi River. 690 mi. (1110 km) long.
2. a river flowing NE from NW Nebraska to the Missouri River in S South Dakota. 325 mi. (525 km) long.

* * *

River, Arkansas, U.S. It rises in the Boston Mountains in northwestern Arkansas, flows north into southern Missouri, then bends southeast and reenters Arkansas.

It continues south to join the Arkansas River near its confluence with the Mississippi River. It is 685 mi (1,102 km) long.

* * *

river, Arkansas and Missouri, United States
 river rising in the Boston Mountains, in northwestern Arkansas, U.S., and flowing northeast into southern Missouri, where it bends southeast and reenters Arkansas, continuing in a southerly direction to join the Arkansas River near its confluence with the Mississippi River, above Arkansas City. The river's descent in the upper course exceeds 25 feet (8 m) per mile. Through the Boston Mountains and the Ozark Plateau of southern Missouri, the White River is deeply entrenched in narrow gorges; much of its middle course is a valley more than 500 feet (150 m) deep. At Newport, Ark., the White emerges from the highlands onto the Mississippi River's floodplain, where the stream gradient is less than 3 feet (9 m) per mile, with many meanders, abandoned channels, and swampland. The river is 685 miles (1,102 km) long, drains 28,000 square miles (73,000 square km), and is navigable upstream to Batesville, Ark., for about 300 miles (480 km).

      Major tributaries are the Buffalo River entering from the south and the Cache, Little Red, and North Fork rivers entering from the north. Bull Shoals Dam (1947), on the White River just north of Cotter, Ark., impounds Bull Shoals Lake, which extends 37 miles (60 km) upstream. Forsyth Dam impounds Lake Taneycomo, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Branson, Mo.

also called  West Fork White River 

      river of central and southern Indiana, U.S. It rises in Randolph county in the east-central part of the state and flows generally westward past Muncie and Anderson for about 65 miles (105 km). Turning southwestward northeast of Indianapolis, it flows through the city and for another 175 miles (280 km) before entering the Wabash River, opposite Mount Carmel, Illinois. Its largest tributary is the East Fork White River (sometimes called the Driftwood Fork), which rises from a combination of streams that join near Columbus in Bartholomew county and flows generally southwestward for about 280 miles (450 km) before its junction with the White near Petersburg; the final 50-mile (80-km) stretch below this confluence is sometimes considered the White proper.

river, Nebraska-South Dakota, United States
      river rising on the Pine Ridge Escarpment in northwestern Nebraska, U.S., and flowing in a northeasterly direction into South Dakota. Passing across the northern boundaries of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Indian reservations, it then turns east and empties into the Missouri River near Chamberlain, S.D., after a course of 325 miles (523 km). Around the White River's upper course, light rainfall, sparse vegetation, and geologic conditions have created the Badlands, where small intermittent tributaries have carved a labyrinth of pinnacles, valleys, slopes, and fantastic features into the soft-clay formations. Its lower course is a sand-filled, braided, meandering channel more than a mile wide. The river's drainage basin, which covers 10,200 square miles (26,400 square km), has deposits of manganese and fuller's earth, a claylike substance used in industry.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • White River — White River, SD U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 598 Housing Units (2000): 252 Land area (2000): 0.511240 sq. miles (1.324105 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511240 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White River, SD — U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 598 Housing Units (2000): 252 Land area (2000): 0.511240 sq. miles (1.324105 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511240 sq. miles (1.324105 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • White River — (spr. Ueiht Riww r), 1) Fluß im Staate Vermont (Nordamerika), entspringt in der Grafschaft Addison, durchfließt die Grafschaft Windsor u. fällt in den Connecticut River; 2) Fluß in den Staaten Arkansas u. Missouri, aus drei kleinen Quellflüssen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • White River — (spr. ūait riwwer, »weißer Fluß«), Name mehrerer Flüsse in den Vereinigten Staaten: 1) rechter Nebenfluß des untern Mississippi, entspringt in zwei Armen in Arkansas, die sich in Missouri vereinigen, tritt wieder nach Arkansas über, wo ihm sein… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • White River — river flowing from NW Ark. through S Mo. into the Mississippi: 690 mi (1,110 km) …   English World dictionary

  • White River — (spr. weit riww r, Weißer Fluß), zahlreiche Flüsse in Nordamerika. 1) R. Nebenfluß des Mississippi, entspringt in den Ozark Mountains, mündet nach 1280 km (480 km schiffbar). – 2) R. Nebenfluß des Missouri, entspringt in Nebraska, 530 km lg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • White River — Several towns and rivers are called White River.Africa*The Bakoy River in West Africa, called the White River over a portion of its lengthJamiaca*White River (Ocho Rios)Canada*White River (British Columbia) *White River (Vancouver Island) **White …   Wikipedia

  • White River — Das Wort White River (englisch für „weißer Fluss“) bezeichnet mehrere Flüsse in: Kanada: den White River (Kootenay River) in British Columbia, Kanada den White River (Vancouver Island) in British Columbia, Kanada den White River (Ontario) in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • White River — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. White River (signifiant « rivière blanche » souvent traduit en rivière White) est le nom de plusieurs rivières et villes nord américaines  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • White River — 1 Original name in latin White River Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 43.56805 latitude 100.74542 altitude 651 Population 581 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin White River Name in other language …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”