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Tangipahoa River

Country United States
States Mississippi, Louisiana
County/Parish Pike County
Amite County
Lincoln County
Tangipahoa Parish
Cities Osyka, Mississippi
Kentwood, Louisiana
Amite, Louisiana,

Hammond, Louisiana
Robert, Louisiana
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Source Little Tangipahoa River
 - location Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi
 - elevation 269 ft (82 m)
 - coordinates 06|29|N|90|28|32|W|type:river_region:US-MS name=


Mouth Lake Pontchartrain
 - location Southeast Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
 - elevation -3 ft (-1 m)
 - coordinates 20|12|N|90|16|26|W|type:river_region:US-MS name=


Length 122 mi (196 km)

The Tangipahoa River (/tænɨpəˈh.ə/ ) originates northwest of McComb in southwest Mississippi, and runs south 122 miles (196 km)[1] through Lake Tangipahoa in Percy Quin State Park before passing into southeast Louisiana. Its mouth opens into the northwest region of Lake Pontchartrain.[2]

Alternate/historical names and spellings:[3]

  • Rio Tanchipaho
  • Taensapaoa River
  • Tanchipaho River
  • Tanchipao River
  • Tandgepao River
  • Tandgi-pao River
  • Tangipaho River
  • Tansypaho River
  • Tanzipao River
  • Taugipahoa River
  • Tuckepaw River
  • Big Tangipahoa River

See also


External links

  • USGS Geographic Names Information System - Little Tangipahoa River
  • US EPA Tangipahoa Watershed
  • Army Corps of Engineers Map of the Tickfaw River
  • US Army Corps of Engineers River and Harbor Act Projects - New Orleans District

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