Ohio River

River in the midwestern United States

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The Ohio River is a 981-mile (1,579Β km) long river in the midwestern United States that flows southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois. It is the second largest river by discharge volume in the United States and the largest tributary by volume of the north-south flowing Mississippi River that divides the eastern from western United States. The river flows through or along the border of six states, and its drainage basin includes parts of 15Β states. Through its largest tributary, the Tennessee River, the basin includes several states of the southeastern U.S. It is the source of drinking water for three million people.

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Kentucky officials are tracking the alcohol run-off from a fire at a Jim Beam warehouse. It has killed thousands of fish and is beginning to flow into the Ohio..
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