9 Longest Rivers in Louisiana
Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, there are many rivers to be found in the state of Louisiana.
The Mississippi River is the second-longest river on the North American continent.
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The Red River was named for its reddish color from passing through red-bed county in its watershed. It is one of several rivers with that name.
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The Ouachita River is a 605-mile-long river that runs south and east through both Arkansas and Louisiana.
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The Sabine River serves as part of the boundary between Texas and Louisiana and empties into Sabine Lake, an estuary of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Pearl River contains large areas of bottomland hardwood swamp and cypress swamp, providing habitat for many specifies of wildlife.
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Bayou Bartholomew is the longest bayou in the world. It contains over 100 aquatic species making it the second most diverse stream in North America.
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Bayou Macon saw action during the American Civil War including the 1st Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry.
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The Boeuf River’s name comes from the French world boeuf which means “ox”.
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The Tensas River begins in the northeast corner of the state and eventually merges with the Ouachita River.
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Rivers are an important aspects of Louisiana as they define its borders and allow trade to flourish.
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