Medicine Bow River

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The Medicine Bow River
Medicine Bow River
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationSnowy Range, Carbon County, Wyoming
Mouth  
  location
Seminoe Reservoir, Carbon County, Wyoming
  elevation
6,360 feet (1,940 m)
Length167 miles (269 km)
Basin size2,338 square miles (6,060 km2)

The Medicine Bow River is a 167-mile-long (269 km) [1] tributary of the North Platte River, in southern Wyoming in the United States.

Contents

It rises in the Snowy Range, flowing out of the North Gap Lake, in southeastern Carbon County. It flows north, past Elk Mountain, then northeast, then northwest past the town of Medicine Bow and between the Shirley Mountains to the north and the Medicine Bow Mountains to the south. Near the town of Medicine Bow the Medicine Bow River is joined by its two largest tributaries, Rock Creek and the Little Medicine Bow River. It joins the North Platte in the Seminoe Reservoir, with the lower 10 miles (16 km) of the river forming an arm of the reservoir.

Discharge statistics

StatisticTime periodDischarge
Yearly mean dischargeyear176cf/s
Month with highest mean dischargeJune648cf/s
Month with lowest mean dischargeJanuary32.2cf/s

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite , accessed March 21, 2011

Coordinates: 42°00′9.9″N106°41′12.26″W / 42.002750°N 106.6867389°W / 42.002750; -106.6867389