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20 Facts About The Ohio
The Ohio River is a climatic transition area, as its water runs along the periphery of the humid subtropical and humid continental climate areas.
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Lord Dunmore's War south of the Ohio river contributed to cession of land north to Quebec to prevent colonial expansion onto Native American territory.
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The Ohio's composed the libretto for the opera Margaret Garner, based on the life and trial of an enslaved woman who escaped with her family across the river.
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Several decades beginning in the 1950s, the Ohio River was polluted with hundreds of thousands of pounds of PFOA, a fluoride-based chemical used in making teflon, among other things, by the DuPont chemical company from an outflow pipe at its Parkersburg, West Virginia, facility.
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At the confluence, the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi, measured by long-term mean discharge.
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The Ohio River is a naturally shallow river that was artificially deepened by a series of dams.
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The Ohio River is a climatic transition area, as its water runs along the periphery of the humid continental and humid subtropical climate areas.
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Upper The Ohio River formed when one of the glacial lakes overflowed into a south-flowing tributary of the Teays River.
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Along the banks of the Ohio are some of the largest cities in their respective states: Pittsburgh, the third largest city on the river and second-largest city in Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, the third-largest city in Ohio; Louisville, the largest city on the river and in Kentucky; Evansville, the third-largest city in Indiana; Owensboro, the fourth-largest city in Kentucky; and three of the five largest cities in West Virginia—Huntington, Parkersburg, and Wheeling .
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Forts along the Ohio river include Fort Pitt, Fort McIntosh, Fort Randolph, Fort Henry, Fort Harmar, Fort Washington, and Fort Nelson .
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The Ohio River seen at Sciotoville, from the "Geography of The Ohio, " 1923.
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