Mississippi River topographic map

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Name: Mississippi River topographic map, elevation, terrain.

Location: Mississippi River, Dubuque, Town of Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin, 52001, United States (42.54419 -90.64860 42.54625 -90.64781)

Average elevation: 666 ft

Minimum elevation: 587 ft

Maximum elevation: 912 ft

The uppermost lock and dam on the Upper Mississippi River is the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis. Above the dam, the river's elevation is 799 feet (244 m). Below the dam, the river's elevation is 750 feet (230 m). This 49-foot (15 m) drop is the largest of all the Mississippi River locks and dams. The origin of the dramatic drop is a waterfall preserved adjacent to the lock under an apron of concrete. Saint Anthony Falls is the only true waterfall on the entire Mississippi River. The water elevation continues to drop steeply as it passes through the gorge carved by the waterfall.

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