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USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 1500 square miles

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 4)
1.Great Basin522,385Mount Whitney4418United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
1.Owens Valley8,529Mount Whitney4418United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
1.South San Joaquin Basin42,427Mount Whitney4418United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
4.Mississippi3,240,794Mount Elbert4399United StatesSawatch Range
5.Rio Grande577,111Blanca Peak4372United StatesSangre de Cristo Range
6.Colorado646,660Uncompahgre Peak4361United StatesSan Juan Mountains
7.Columbia671,821Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim4328United StatesSouth Washington Cascades
8.Klamath40,466Mount Shasta4317United StatesCalifornia Cascades
8.Sacramento69,376Mount Shasta4317United StatesCalifornia Cascades
10.San Joaquin40,818Mount Humphreys4263United StatesCentral Sierra Nevada
11.Salton Sea20,811San Gorgonio Mountain3505United StatesTransverse Ranges
12.Santa Ana4,379San Gorgonio Mountain-Northwest Slope3475United StatesTransverse Ranges
13.Skagit8,140Mount Baker3286United StatesNorth Cascades
14.Wilcox Playa4,352Mount Graham3267United StatesSoutheast Arizona Ranges
15.Great Divide Basin10,121Ferris Mountain3059United StatesGreat Divide Basin Area
16.Rogue13,351Mount McLoughlin2894United StatesOregon Cascades
17.Umpqua12,081Mount Thielsen2799United StatesOregon Cascades
18.Santa Clara4,158Mount Pinos2692United StatesTransverse Ranges
19.Santa Maria4,713Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2667United StatesTransverse Ranges
20.Snohomish4,679Mount Daniel2426United StatesSouth Washington Cascades
21.Eel9,523Black Butte2270United StatesNorthern California Coast Range
22.Androscoggin9,095Mount Washington1917United StatesWhite Mountains
22.Saco4,398Mount Washington1917United StatesWhite Mountains
22.Connecticut29,146Mount Washington1917United StatesWhite Mountains
25.Santee39,865Grandfather Mountain1812United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
26.Salinas12,140Junipero Serra Peak1787United StatesCentral California Coast Ranges
27.Savannah27,110Standing Indian1676United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
28.St. Lawrence1,301,249Mount Marcy1629United StatesAdirondack Mountains
28.Hudson34,767Mount Marcy1629United StatesAdirondack Mountains
30.Penobscot22,128Katahdin1606United StatesLongfellow Mountains
31.Merrimack13,001Mount Lafayette1597United StatesWhite Mountains
32.Chehalis5,497Capitol Peak1540United StatesOlympic Mountains
33.Potomac36,813Spruce Knob1482United StatesAllegheny Mountains
34.Brazos118,296Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide1445United StatesSouthern Great Plains
35.James25,061Little Ridge1386United StatesCentral Appalachian Ridges
36.Colorado [TX]109,554Colorado Basin High Point1384United StatesSouthern Great Plains
37.Apalachicola50,802Tray Mountain1350United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
38.Kennebec15,310Sugarloaf Mountain1292United StatesLongfellow Mountains
39.Roanoke25,342Apple Orchard Mountain1288United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
40.Alabama113,233Big Frog Mountain1280United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
41.Delaware33,358Slide Mountain1274United StatesCatskill Mountains
42.Pee Dee46,315Thompkins Knob1244United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
43.Rappahannock6,659Hawksbill1234United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
44.Susquehanna71,111Blue Knob951United StatesAllegheny Mountains
45.Housatonic5,000Mount Everett795United StatesTaconic Range
46.Nueces43,563Edwards County High Point736United StatesSouthern Great Plains
47.Guadalupe15,557Guadalupe Basin High Point733United StatesSouthern Great Plains
48.San Antonio10,859Guadalupe Benchmark726United StatesSouthern Great Plains
49.Mattaponi6,745Peters Mountain555United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
50.Altamaha36,982Stone Mountain512United StatesPiedmont
51.Trinity46,604Young County High Point464United StatesSouthern Great Plains
52.Thames [CT]4,202Burley Hill401United StatesNew England Upland
53.Saint Croix5,140Musquash Mountain372United StatesNew England Upland
54.Cape Fear23,589Cape Fear Basin High Point308United StatesPiedmont
55.Neuse14,504Roxboro Hill271United StatesPiedmont
56.Ogeechee11,558Hancock County High Point227United StatesPiedmont
57.Tar8,230Granville County High Point226United StatesPiedmont
58.Sabine51,329Hunt County High Point223United StatesSouthern Great Plains
59.Pearl [MS-LA]22,364Winston County High Point220United StatesSoutheast Coast
60.Pascagoula21,980Circle Hill213United StatesSoutheast Coast
61.Edisto6,320Saluda County High Point207United StatesPiedmont
62.Chowan12,704Nottoway Basin High Point201United StatesPiedmont
63.Suwanee35,163Crisp County High Point146United StatesPiedmont
64.St. John23,926Sugarloaf Mountain94United StatesSoutheast Coast

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