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The following is a list of rivers in Iowa. The rivers are listed by multiple arrangements:

  • those that form part of the boundaries of the U.S. state of Iowa;
  • ordered by drainage basin, with tributaries indented under each larger river's name;
  • ordered alphabetically.

Rivers on the boundary

Des Moine River

Ordered by drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name. All Iowa rivers are part of the Mississippi River Watershed, which in Iowa consists of the Upper Mississippi River Drainage Basin and the Missouri River Drainage Basin.


Upper Mississippi River Drainage Basin

Missouri River Drainage Basin

Iowa river

Ordered alphabetically

A - M

N - Z


Simple English

The following is a list of rivers in Iowa, by letter:

  • Blue Earth River
  • Boone River
  • Boyer River
  • Cedar River
  • Chariton River
  • Deep River
  • Des Moines River (also forms part of the boundary with Missouri)
  • Elk River
  • English River
  • North Fabius River
  • Flint River
  • Floyd River
  • Fox River
  • Grand River
  • Iowa River
  • Little Cedar River
  • Little Fox River
  • Little Maquoketa River
  • Little Ocheyedan River
  • Little River
  • Little Rock River
  • Little Sioux River
  • Little Turkey River
  • Little Wapsipinicon River
  • Maple River
  • Middle River
  • Maquoketa River
  • Mosquito Creek
  • Nishnabotna River
  • Nodaway River
  • North River
  • Ocheyedan River
  • One Hundred and Two River
  • Platte River
  • Raccoon River
  • Rock River
  • Rutt Branch
  • Shell Rock River
  • Skunk River
  • Soldier River
  • South River
  • Squaw Creek
  • Tarkio River
  • Thompson River
  • Thunder River
  • Turkey River
  • Upper Iowa River
  • Volga River
  • Wapsipinicon River
  • Weldon River
  • West Fork of the Little Sioux River
  • Winnebago River
  • Wyaconda River
  • Yellow River


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