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Osage River
USACE Harry S Truman Dam Missouri.jpg
Map of the Osage River watershed showing the Niangua River
Country United States
State Missouri
Region Osage Plains, Ozarks
City Warsaw, Lake Ozark, Tuscumbia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Missouri River
Bonnots Mill, Missouri
518 ft (158 m)
Length 276 mi (444 km)
  • Location:
    near St. Thomas, MO
  • Minimum rate:
    640 cu ft/s (18 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    10,879 cu ft/s (308.1 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    216,000 cu ft/s (6,100 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 15,300 sq mi (40,000 km2)
  • Left:
    Marais des Cygnes River,
    South Grand River
  • Right:
    Little Osage River, Clear Creek, Sac River,
    Pomme de Terre River, Niangua River
Watersheds Osage-Missouri-Mississippi

The Osage River is a 276-mile-long (444 km) tributary of the Missouri River in central Missouri in the United States. It is the 8th longest river in Missouri. It is named after the Osage Nation, a Native American tribe.

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