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Wood River (British Columbia)

The Wood River is a tributary of the Columbia River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The rivers lower reach is flooded by Mica Dam on the Columbia River, until its inundation the river was formerly a tributary of the Canoe River. The ...

Chugwater Creek

Chugwater Creek is a tributary of the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming in the United States. The stream rises northeast of Laramie, in the Laramie Mountains in eastern Albany County and flows 92.6 miles. It flows northeast, emerges from the ...

Dismal River

The Dismal River is a winding 71.9-mile-long river in the state of Nebraska. It is formed by the confluence of two forks, one of which has its origins in Grant County and the other in Hooker County. The forks meet near Nebraska Highway 97 between ...

Elkhorn River

The Elkhorn River is a river in northeastern Nebraska, United States, that originates in the eastern Sandhills and is one of the largest tributaries of the Platte River, flowing 290 miles and joining the Platte just southwest of Omaha, approximat ...

Loup River

The Loup River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 68 miles long, in central Nebraska in the United States. The river drains a sparsely populated rural agricultural area on the eastern edge of the Great Plains southeast of the Sandh ...

Rock Creek (Nebraska)

Rock Creek is a 19.1-mile-long tributary of the Elkhorn River that flows south of Wisner and enters the Elkhorn one mile west of Beemer. The railway water stop and original plats where the village of Beemer is now located were named "Rock Creek" ...

Bighorn River

The Bighorn River is a tributary of the Yellowstone, approximately 461 miles long, in the states of Wyoming and Montana in the western United States. The river was named in 1805 by fur trader François Larocque for the bighorn sheep he saw along i ...

Boulder River (Sweet Grass County, Montana)

The Boulder River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 60 mi long, in south central Montana in the United States. It is one of two rivers named the Boulder River in Montana. It rises in the Gallatin national forest County bounda ...

DePuy Spring Creek

DePuy Spring Creek is a three mile long trout fishery located between the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges in Paradise Valley, south of Livingston, Montana. The creek is a small tributary of the Yellowstone River. This fishery supports a pop ...

Gardner River

The Gardner River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 25 miles long, in northwestern Wyoming and south central Montana in the United States. The entire river is located within Yellowstone National Park. It rises on the slope of ...

Greybull River

The Greybull River is a tributary of the Big Horn River, approximately 90 miles long in northern Wyoming in the United States. It is reported that the river was named for a white Buffalo that was seen on its banks. Native Americans believe the ap ...

Lamar River

The Lamar River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 40 miles long, in northwestern Wyoming in the United States. The river is located entirely within Yellowstone National Park.

Little Goose Creek

After dropping over 4.000 feet 1.200 m and entering a steep canyon, the creek flows out of the Big Horn Mountains and into the Powder River Basin. Passing by the Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, the creek flows through Lions Park ...

Nowood River

The Nowood River is a river in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The 95 miles river rises in the Bridger Mountains on the southeastern side of the Bighorn Basin. The stream runs north through the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains and past the town of T ...

Powder River (Wyoming and Montana)

Powder River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 375 miles long in northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana in the United States. It drains an area historically known as the Powder River Country on the high plains east of ...

Rock Creek (Clear Creek)

Rock Creek is a freestone stream in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is a tributary of Clear Creek, within the Powder River watershed. Its source is located in the Rock Creek Roadless Area. According to the U.S. Geological S ...

Rosebud Creek (Montana)

Rosebud Creek is a generally north flowing stream in Rosebud and Big Horn counties of Montana. It is a tributary to the Yellowstone River. The source of the confluence with the "North and South" forks about one mile East of the Indian border the ...

Shell Creek

Shell Creek is a tributary of the Bighorn River, approximately 50 mi long, in Wyoming in the United States. Lying entirely within Big Horn County, Shell Creek begins above the Shell Lakes in the Bighorn Mountains. Starting at an elevation of over ...

Shields River

The Shields River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, 65.4 miles long, in Meagher and Park Counties Montana in the United States. It rises in the Gallatin national forest in the crazy mountains in Northern Park County. It flows West, then So ...

Shoshone River

The Shoshone River is a 100-mile long river in northern Wyoming in the United States. Its headwaters are in the Absaroka Range in Shoshone National Forest. It ends when it runs into the Big Horn River near Lovell, Wyoming. Cities it runs near or ...

Slough Creek (Wyoming)

Slough Creek got its name when an 1867 party of gold prospectors ventured into the valley and described its condition as a slough. The name began appearing on maps as early as 1872. A myth associated with the name involves a U.S. Army enlisted ma ...

Stillwater River (Stillwater County, Montana)

The Stillwater River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River. Approximately 70 miles long, it runs through southern Montana in the United States.

Sweet Grass Creek

Sweet Grass Creek is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 50 mi long, in south central Montana in the United States. It rises in the Gallatin National forest in the crazy mountains in Eastern Park. It flows northeast, into sweet gr ...

Tensleep Creek

Tensleep Creek is a stream that originates in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The stream is 7.95miles in length. Lakes that are along the river are Misty Moon, Lake Marion and Lake Helen. Tensleep Creek is a tributary ...

Tongue River (Montana)

The Tongue River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 265 mi long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and Montana. The Tongue rises in Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountains, flows through northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana and emp ...

Wind River (Wyoming)

The Wind River is the name applied to the upper reaches of the Bighorn River in Wyoming in the United States. The Wind River is 185 miles long. The two rivers are sometimes referred to as the Wind/Bighorn.

Bunch Creek

Bunch Creek is a stream in Placer County, California, United States. Bunch Creek is a tributary to the North Fork of the American River, which confluence is to the east at 920 feet elevation. In reaching that confluence, Brush Creek flows through ...

Middle Fork American River

The Middle Fork American River is one of three forks that form the American River in Northern California. It drains a large watershed in the high Sierra Nevada west of Lake Tahoe and northeast of Sacramento in Placer and El Dorado Counties, betwe ...

South Fork American River Canyon

The South Fork American River is a major tributary of the American River in El Dorado County, California, draining a watershed on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada east of Sacramento. The river begins in pristine Desolation Wilderness and fl ...

Discovery Park (Sacramento)

The American River Parkway is a 32-mile parkway that runs along the American River throughout Sacramento County, California and consists of many smaller parks and boat launching points. It can be accessed by various exits off U.S. Route 50 in Sac ...

American River Bike Trail

The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is a paved multi-use pathway that runs between the confluence of the Sacramento River with the American River, just north of downtown Sacramento, CA, and Beals Point at Folsom Lake, north of Folsom, CA. The trail ...

Silver Creek (American River)

Silver Creek is a major tributary of the South Fork American River in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It begins below the dam of the reservoir intersection, where its two major tributaries meet - South Fork silver Creek and big silver Creek.

Tylers Corner, California

Tylers Corner is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located on the South Fork of the Cosumnes River 3 miles southeast of Aukum, at an elevation of 2113 feet.

Feather River Route

The Feather River Route is a rail line that was built and operated by the Western Pacific Railroad. It was constructed between 1906 and 1909, and connects the cities of Oakland, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The line was built to compete ...

North Fork Bridge (California)

The North Fork Bridge is a railroad bridge over the North Fork Feather River in the Feather River Canyon, located in Plumas County, California at the approximate coordinates of 39°4260" N, 121°2814" W. It is the longest concrete bridge in the Uni ...

Buena Vista Slough

Buena Vista Slough was the joint outlet of an overflowing Buena Vista Lake and a distributary of the Kern River into Tulare Lake. It is now diverted into a system of canals by the Outlet Canal of the Central Valley Project.

Kern River County Park

Kern River County Park is a large recreation facility located just north of Bakersfield, California. The facility is 1.012 acres, and includes a park, zoo, golf course, and other amenities. The complex is served by Alfred Harrell Highway. The seg ...

Kern River Oil Field

The Kern River Oil Field is a large oil field in Kern County in the San Joaquin Valley of California, north-northeast of Bakersfield in the lower Sierra foothills. Yielding a cumulative production of close to 2 billion barrels of oil by the end o ...

Kern River Parkway

The Kern River Parkway is primarily a natural preserve in Bakersfield, California. It runs the length of the Kern River from the mouth of the Kern Canyon to Interstate 5. At 6.000 acres, it is the largest municipal park in the county. The parkway ...

Kern River Slough

Kern River Slough was the distributary of the Kern River running south from the vicinity of Bakersfield to Kern Lake near Arvin, in Kern County, California. This former water reservoir of the basin of lake Tulare in the valley of San Joaquin, now ...

Riverview, Kern County, California

Riverview is a former settlement in Kern County, California. It was located across the Kern River from and just north of Bakersfield. Riverviews original title, ARPS, was in honor of the Builder James H. ARP.

Bondville, California

Bondville is a former settlement in Mariposa County, California. It was located on the south bank of the Merced River 1 mile east of Benton Mills. A post office operated in Bondville from 1855 to 1860. The place was named in honor of Stephen bond ...

Clearing House, California

Clearing House is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California. It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 5 miles west of El Portal, at an elevation of 1555 feet. Management of the center post operated from 1913 to 1933. T ...

Illilouette Falls

Illilouette Falls is a 381-foot waterfall on the Illilouette Creek tributary of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. It is located in a small canyon that cuts into the south wall of Yosemite Valley directly across from Vernal Fall. The ori ...

Kocher, California

Kocher is a former settlement in Mariposa County, California. It was located on the former Yosemite Valley railroad, 8 miles 13 km up the Merced river from Bagby.

McConnell State Recreation Area

The McConnell State Recreation Area is on the banks of the Merced River, about two miles northeast of Livingston. Fishing is popular for catfish, black bass and perch. There are picnic, camping and play areas.

Merced Falls, California

Merced Falls is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 6 miles east of Snelling, at an elevation of 348 feet. Merced Falls was named for a set of rapids on the Merced River. T ...

Nevada Fall

Nevada Fall is a 594-foot high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its "bent" sha ...

Phillips Ferry (Merced River)

Phillips Ferry was one of the three main crossings of the Merced River on the San Joaquin Valley section of the 19th century Stockton - Los Angeles Road. They were located within 2 miles 3.2 km downstream of the rapids known as Merced Falls. Clos ...

Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall is a 317-foot waterfall on the Merced River just downstream of Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park, California. Like its upstream neighbor, Vernal Fall is clearly visible at a distance, from Glacier Point, as well as close up, along ...