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USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points

Basins with over 1500 square miles

RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 4)
1.Great Basin372,401Mount Whitney14,498United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
1.Owens Valley3,590Mount Whitney14,498United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
1.South San Joaquin Basin32,736Mount Whitney14,498United StatesSequoia Sierra Nevada
4.Mississippi1,249,933Mount Elbert14,433United StatesSawatch Range
5.Rio Grande213,707Blanca Peak14,345United StatesSangre de Cristo Range
6.Colorado243,728Uncompahgre Peak14,309United StatesSan Juan Mountains
7.Columbia259,290Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14,200United StatesSouth Washington Cascades
8.Klamath15,845Mount Shasta14,162United StatesCalifornia Cascades
8.Sacramento26,940Mount Shasta14,162United StatesCalifornia Cascades
10.San Joaquin15,788Mount Humphreys13,986United StatesCentral Sierra Nevada
11.Salton Sea8,239San Gorgonio Mountain11,499United StatesTransverse Ranges
12.Santa Ana1,694San Gorgonio Mountain-Northwest Slope11,400United StatesTransverse Ranges
13.Skagit3,198Mount Baker10,781United StatesNorth Cascades
14.Wilcox Playa1,671Mount Graham10,720United StatesSoutheast Arizona Ranges
15.Great Divide Basin3,900Ferris Mountain10,037United StatesGreat Divide Basin Area
16.Rogue5,164Mount McLoughlin9495United StatesOregon Cascades
17.Umpqua4,689Mount Thielsen9182United StatesOregon Cascades
18.Santa Clara1,626Mount Pinos8831United StatesTransverse Ranges
19.Santa Maria1,828Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749United StatesTransverse Ranges
20.Snohomish1,822Mount Daniel7960United StatesSouth Washington Cascades
21.Eel3,682Black Butte7448United StatesNorthern California Coast Range
22.Androscoggin3,527Mount Washington6288United StatesWhite Mountains
22.Saco1,699Mount Washington6288United StatesWhite Mountains
22.Connecticut11,264Mount Washington6288United StatesWhite Mountains
25.Santee15,384Grandfather Mountain5946United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
26.Salinas4,837Junipero Serra Peak5862United StatesCentral California Coast Ranges
27.Savannah10,488Standing Indian5499United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
28.St. Lawrence518,209Mount Marcy5344United StatesAdirondack Mountains
28.Hudson13,455Mount Marcy5344United StatesAdirondack Mountains
30.Penobscot8,586Katahdin5268United StatesLongfellow Mountains
31.Merrimack5,024Mount Lafayette5240United StatesWhite Mountains
32.Chehalis2,117Capitol Peak5054United StatesOlympic Mountains
33.Potomac14,697Spruce Knob4861United StatesAllegheny Mountains
34.Brazos45,709Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4740United StatesSouthern Great Plains
35.James10,325Little Ridge4546United StatesCentral Appalachian Ridges
36.Colorado [TX]42,475Colorado Basin High Point4540United StatesSouthern Great Plains
37.Apalachicola19,651Tray Mountain4430United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
38.Kennebec5,945Sugarloaf Mountain4240United StatesLongfellow Mountains
39.Roanoke9,767Apple Orchard Mountain4225United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
40.Alabama43,712Big Frog Mountain4200United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
41.Delaware13,611Slide Mountain4180United StatesCatskill Mountains
42.Pee Dee18,141Thompkins Knob4080United StatesSouthern Blue Ridge Front
43.Rappahannock2,713Hawksbill4050United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
44.Susquehanna27,499Blue Knob3120United StatesAllegheny Mountains
45.Housatonic1,951Mount Everett2608United StatesTaconic Range
46.Nueces16,741Edwards County High Point2415United StatesSouthern Great Plains
47.Guadalupe10,132Guadalupe Basin High Point2405United StatesSouthern Great Plains
48.Mattaponi2,670Peters Mountain1820United StatesNorthern Blue Ridge
49.Altamaha14,188Stone Mountain1680United StatesPiedmont
50.Trinity17,973Young County High Point1522United StatesSouthern Great Plains
51.Saint Croix1,767Musquash Mountain1220United StatesNew England Upland
52.Cape Fear9,163Cape Fear Basin High Point1010United StatesPiedmont
53.Neuse5,683Roxboro Hill890United StatesPiedmont
54.Ogeechee4,487Hancock County High Point745United StatesPiedmont
55.Tar3,159Granville County High Point740United StatesPiedmont
56.Sabine19,854Hunt County High Point730United StatesSouthern Great Plains
57.Pearl [MS-LA]8,686Winston County High Point722United StatesSoutheast Coast
58.Pascagoula8,475Circle Hill700United StatesSoutheast Coast
59.Edisto2,479Saluda County High Point680United StatesPiedmont
60.Chowan4,931Nottoway Basin High Point660United StatesPiedmont
61.Lavaca2,253Gonzales County High Point590United StatesSouthern Great Plains
62.San Jacinto [TX]4,016Walker County High Point500United StatesSouthern Great Plains
63.Suwanee9,851Crisp County High Point480United StatesPiedmont
64.St. John9,306Sugarloaf Mountain310United StatesSoutheast Coast

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