Michigan River

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Michigan River [1]
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The Michigan River from SH 14 near Gould
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationMichigan Lakes
  coordinates 40°29′03″N105°52′45″W / 40.48417°N 105.87917°W / 40.48417; -105.87917
  elevation11,208 ft (3,416 m)
Mouth  
  location
Confluence with North Platte
  coordinates
40°52′37″N106°20′22″W / 40.87694°N 106.33944°W / 40.87694; -106.33944 Coordinates: 40°52′37″N106°20′22″W / 40.87694°N 106.33944°W / 40.87694; -106.33944
  elevation
7,864 ft (2,397 m)
Length69 mi (111 km)
Basin features
Progression North PlattePlatte
MissouriMississippi

The Michigan River is a tributary of the North Platte River, approximately 69 miles (111 km) long, [2] in north central Colorado in the United States. It drains a rural part of the eastern side of North Park in eastern Jackson County. The river issues from Michigan Lakes, a chain of alpine lakes at 11,208 ft (3,416 m), along the continental divide in southeast Jackson County just east of Nokhu Crags. It descends north then west to flow past the south end of Cameron Pass, and descends from the pass along the route of State Highway 14, past Gould, then northwest through the ranch country of North Park, where it becomes a largely braided stream with a wide river bottom. It passes just east of Walden, and receives the Illinois River from the south just north of Walden. It joins the North Platte from the south approximately 5 miles (8 km) downstream to the north.

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References

  1. "Michigan River". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite , accessed March 21, 2011